26-May-2014 Source: Precision Aviation Services
Despite referring to an event over two months back, this is a newly issued press release from Precision. Ed
The world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, the 2014 HAI HELI-EXPO, proved to be the ultimate showroom for Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group Company (PAG) and a Robinson Helicopter dealer and service center.
The PAS team sold a top-of-the-line 2014 Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter during the Expo, which attracts more than 19,000 people involved in the rotary craft industry. The R66 Turbine, outfitted with Robinson’s new glass avionics cockpit, offers many of the company’s signature design features including a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and open cabin configuration. The helicopter’s Rolls Royce RR300 turbo-shaft engine is specifically designed to deliver increased reserve power and improved altitude performance.
“The Expo allowed us to showcase the unique assets of the R66, which offers excellent reliability, responsive handling, and altitude performance,” says PAS President Adrienne Robinson, who is also vice president, business development, at PAG. “Of the authorized 22 U.S. dealers, PAS met the challenge to be the dealer to sell the R66 on display at the Expo. Robinson Helicopter had announced that the R66 would be available for sale at the conclusion of the show, but by the end of the first day, we were able to inform them that we had a buyer ready to make a down payment.”
The HAI HELI-EXPO, the annual conference organized by the Helicopter Association International, was held Feb. 24–27 in Anaheim, Calif. Robinson Helicopter Company also introduced a new line of instrument panels and avionics for the R66 and two other models, R22 and R44. The new line offers as optional equipment Garmin’s GTN 600/700 touch-screen navigators and Aspen Avionics’ Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multifunction Display (MFD) systems.
“The R66, Robinson’s largest and most powerful model, was designed as a reasonably priced, low-maintenance, high-performance turbine helicopter that would fill the emerging void in the turbine helicopter market,” says Les Gillespie, Robinson Helicopter Sales Manager for PAS. “This R66 was very heavily optioned for everyone to see and experience at the Expo. It will be delivered to the new owner mid-April 2014.”
PAS sells and services R22, R44 and R66 model Robinson Helicopters at its facility located at Falcon Field at the Atlanta Regional Airport (KFFC) in Peachtree City, Ga. PAS also performs avionics installs/upgrades, airframe maintenance and MRO services for a variety of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in addition to Robinson.
About Precision Aviation Group (PAG)
PAS is a Precision Aviation Group Company. Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. With eight locations and more than 185,000-square-feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada and Australia, PAG uses its distinct business units and customer-focused business model to serve aviation customers through two business functions – Aviation Supply Chain – and its trademarked Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (ISMRO®).
PAG provides MRO and Supply Chain Solutions for Fixed and Rotary-wing aircraft through: Precision Heliparts – PHP (www.heliparts.com); Precision Aviation Services – PAS (www.pas-pag.com); Precision Accessories & Instruments – PAI (www.precisionaccessories.com); Precision Heliparts Canada – PHP-C (www.heliparts.ca); Precision Accessories & Instruments Canada – PAI-C (www.pai-canada.com); PHP-Instruments & Accessories – PHP-IA (www.heliparts.com); Precision Aero Technology –PAT (www.precisionaerotechnology.com) and Precision Aviation Group Australia PTY LTD – PHP-AU. PAG subsidiaries have MRO capabilities on over 21,000 products, including accessories, avionics, hydraulics, instruments, NDT, starter/generators, and wheels/brakes (www.precisionaviationgroup.com).
About Robinson Helicopter Company
Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. For additional information, visit www.robinsonheli.com.