Robinson

27-Nov-10 I-WWWW Robinson R22 Paganella, Italy

27-Nov-10 I-WWWW Robinson R22 Paganella, Italy

27-Nov-2010

Encountered sudden winds taking off in mountainous region, landed no side in snow. Pilot Paolo Ferrazza (35) was not seriously injured while passenger Andrea Zampedri (38) was virtually unscathed... Read more

24-Nov-10 PT-YDU Robinson R22 Goiania, Brazil

24-Nov-10 PT-YDU Robinson R22 Goiania, Brazil

24-Nov-2010

According to the Fire Department, the helicopter pilot Cristiano Felipe Rocha, 23, suffered a broken nose. The passenger, identified only as Leonardo, suffered minor injuries.... Read more

23-Nov-10 N108DJ Robinson R44 Baldwin Park, US-California

23-Nov-10 N108DJ Robinson R44 Baldwin Park, US-California

23-Nov-2010

Bird strike broke canopy, emergency landing made in school field.... Read more

20-Nov-10 L-1502 Robinson R44 Antelias-Jal al-Dib, Lebanon

20-Nov-10 L-1502 Robinson R44 Antelias-Jal al-Dib, Lebanon

20-Nov-2010

Emergency landing, without reported damage. Engineers attended at the scene... Read more

UK’s Heliair has confirmed orders for seven R66s

UK’s Heliair has confirmed orders for seven R66s

11-Nov-2010Source: Heliair

Heli Air, established over 25 years ago is the largest Robinson Helicopter Distributor in the UK and one of the world’s most successful, and eagerly awaits the imminent arrival of the superb new 5-seat R66 Turbine helicopter. Heli Air, who will have the first R66 in the UK and Europe has confirmed orders from confident... Read more

09-Nov-10 VH-TCG Robinson R22 Rolleston, Australia (1F)

09-Nov-10 VH-TCG Robinson R22 Rolleston, Australia (1F)

9-Nov-2010

Pilot Russell Parker, aged 39, died in this R22 accident while mustering cattle... Read more

Flight Test – Robinson R66 Turbine

Flight Test – Robinson R66 Turbine

8-Nov-2010Source: Mornington Sandford Aviation

by Richard Mornington-Sanford Not so long ago, if I had asked Frank Robinson whether there would be a turbine-engine powered Robinson helicopter, Frank would have said: “You know, Dick, that turbine engine is just too damned expensive.” The phrase ‘never say never’ comes to mind as I start a pre-flight inspection with Doug Tompkins, Robinson... Read more

04-Nov-10 PT-HOL Robinson R22 Campo de Marte, Brazil

04-Nov-10 PT-HOL Robinson R22 Campo de Marte, Brazil

4-Nov-2010

Training accident, ended up on starboard side... Read more

02-Nov-10 ZS-RNN Robinson R22 Rooival, South Africa (2F)

02-Nov-10 ZS-RNN Robinson R22 Rooival, South Africa (2F)

2-Nov-2010

The two fatalities on a licence re-validation flight were owner Bevan Bertholdt (39) and flight instructor Boeta Austin... Read more

UK: Sloane Helicopters confirms its first Robinson R66 orders

UK: Sloane Helicopters confirms its first Robinson R66 orders

29-Oct-2010Source: Sloane Helicopters

Sloane Helicopters, the longest established international Robinson dealer in the world, is pleased to confirm increasing interest in the new Robinson R66 turbine helicopter. The R66 received FAA certification on 25th October 2010 and EASA certification is expected early in 2011. Sloane was one of the first dealers worldwide to purchase its own R66 and... Read more

29-Oct-10 Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

29-Oct-10 Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

29-Oct-2010

FAA report “heavy landing”... Read more

Robinson confirm R66 Turbine now FAA type certified

Robinson confirm R66 Turbine now FAA type certified

28-Oct-2010Source: Robinson

[HeliHub.com editor note – purely for completeness we file this story – bear in mind it was HeliHub.com who had the scoop and announced the certification date of 25th October way back on 29th September (see article here)] Torrance, CA— On October 25, 2010, three years and eight months after Robinson Helicopter publicly announced plans... Read more

German article cites 992 Robinson accidents with 316 fatalities

German article cites 992 Robinson accidents with 316 fatalities

28-Oct-2010Source: Westfalen-Blatt

This article follows the accident of R44 D-HMMB (see HeliHub.com accident page) which has left successful 21-year old singer Anna-Maria Zimmermann in a coma. Her official website is at http://www.annamariazimmermann.de. An English translation of the German article can be found here... Read more

Rolls-Royce congratulates Robinson on R66 certification

Rolls-Royce congratulates Robinson on R66 certification

26-Oct-2010Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, congratulates Robinson Helicopter Company on achieving certification of the new R66. The helicopter was FAA certified October 25 during a ceremony held at the Robinson facility in Torrance, CA. The R66 is powered by a single Rolls-Royce RR300 turboshaft engine and is the first turbine powered model in Robinson’s... Read more

NZ accident investigator denies pilot’s widow suggestion of R22 design at fault

NZ accident investigator denies pilot’s widow suggestion of R22 design at fault

25-Oct-2010Source: NZ Herald

Transport Accident Investigation Commission air accident investigator Peter Williams said there was no evidence that the model was to blame in the recent fatal accident referred to in the article... Read more

24-Oct-10 D-HMMB Robinson R44 II Altenbeken, Germany

24-Oct-10 D-HMMB Robinson R44 II Altenbeken, Germany

24-Oct-2010

Passengers included pop singer Anna-Maria Zimmermann (21), who came to fame in Germany’s third series of “Pop Idol”. Also on board were her manager Alexander Frömelt (37) , her tour manager Dominik Schlick (31) and the pilot Mario M. (50)... Read more

Cotswold Helicopters acquire overhauled R22

Cotswold Helicopters acquire overhauled R22

21-Oct-2010Source: Multiflight and Cotswold Helicopters

From the website of Multilfight Multiflight has sold a Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter to Helitrain Ltd at Kemble Airfield for flight training purposes The R22 Beta II G-FIRS recently returned to service following its 12-year 2200 hour overhaul. As a Robinson Service Centre, Multiflight was able to carry out this work in house, plus... Read more

20-Oct-10 N844SH Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

20-Oct-10 N844SH Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

20-Oct-2010

FAA prelim report stated that this R22 “ended up on its side”. We note that we have another report dated 29th October of the same type of helicopter in Prescott AZ – perhaps the FAA got the wrong date on this report?... Read more

Merlin Simulation receives “Advanced Aviation Training Device” approval for Pro Series R22/R44 FTD

Merlin Simulation receives “Advanced Aviation Training Device” approval for Pro Series R22/R44 FTD

17-Oct-2010Source: Merlin Simulation

Merlin Simulation is pleased to announce the approval of its truly affordable, new generation Pro-Series R-22/44 AATD. The FTD may be housed in a trailer or a dedicated room within the training facility. New Generation means new features incorporating advanced technology, superior visual imagery, and true flight modeling previously found only in high end training... Read more

16-Oct-10 Robinson R44 Lake Boksjön, Sweden

16-Oct-10 Robinson R44 Lake Boksjön, Sweden

16-Oct-2010

Landing mishap near Lake Boksjön, east of Tärnaby where helicopter with 2 POB met bad weather and force landed into a quagmire. The aircraft settled deep into the ground, resulting in damage to the helicopter.... Read more

Frank Robinson prefers R44 to R66 (and other anecdotes)

Frank Robinson prefers R44 to R66 (and other anecdotes)

15-Oct-2010Source: HeliHub.com

In the final episode of our series from interviewing Frank Robinson last Friday, we are today covering various anecotes from our time with him. The most surprising point was that he prefers the R44 to the R66. Ask any marketing specialist and you are most likely to find them promoting their latest and greatest product... Read more

Guidance Helicopters donates R44 to Yavapai County Sheriff

Guidance Helicopters donates R44 to Yavapai County Sheriff

15-Oct-2010Source: Prescott Daily Courier

Guidance Helicopters, Inc. in Prescott has donated a high-altitude four-seater helicopter to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office to help with daytime search and rescue efforts.... Read more

Surviving the recession, by Frank Robinson

Surviving the recession, by Frank Robinson

14-Oct-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Company “RHC” has no doubt been the number one success story of the light helicopter market in the last three decades, but it is this sector that demonstrates the greatest volatility when the going gets tough. In our interview with Frank last Friday, he described how the company went from the high of... Read more

14-Oct-10 ZK-HIP Robinson R22 Bluff Harbour, New Zealand (2F)

14-Oct-10 ZK-HIP Robinson R22 Bluff Harbour, New Zealand (2F)

14-Oct-2010

Instructor Jason Wright, 29, of Bluff, and his pupil Allan Munro, 67, of Avondale, 75km north of Invercargill, were found with the submerged but intact Robinson 22 2km southeast of Colyers Island inside the harbour, ending a 24 hour search.... Read more

Frank Robinson promises he will make it to 100

Frank Robinson promises he will make it to 100

13-Oct-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Following our analysis yesterday of the R66’s outlook…. Turning to his personal future, Frank is cutting right back on his flying hours, on the grounds that he has “promised too many people that he would make it to 100”, followed by one of his famous wry smiles. He claims to have not thought too much... Read more

San Marino R44 siezed over tax irregularities

San Marino R44 siezed over tax irregularities

12-Oct-2010Source: Guardia di Finanza

It is more than € 600,000 the commercial value of the brand new American helicopter “R44” of the “Robinson Helicopter” arrested nell’Elba Campo (LI) by the financiers of Naval Operations Department of Livorno, with the active collaboration of colleagues at the Naval Air Group in La Spezia . The service, in its initial phase, has... Read more

Frank Robinson talks to HeliHub.com about the market for the R66

Frank Robinson talks to HeliHub.com about the market for the R66

12-Oct-2010Source: HeliHub.com

As part of our interview with Frank Robinson last Friday, we discussed the future – principally the upcoming R66 model which is due for FAA certification in two weeks time on 25th October and the EASA approval 6-8 months after that. As the total number of helicopters delivered from the RHC factory at Torrance closes... Read more

12-Oct-10 Robinson R22 Torwood Station, Australia

12-Oct-10 Robinson R22 Torwood Station, Australia

12-Oct-2010

Helicopter was involved in scouring the property to map mustering locations when the accident happened... Read more

12-Oct-10 N853DS Robinson R22 Long Beach, US-California

12-Oct-10 N853DS Robinson R22 Long Beach, US-California

12-Oct-2010

Low level training exercise and right skid snagged the ground causing the helicopter to imbalance and turn over onto its side.... Read more

Frank Robinson completes UK tour

Frank Robinson completes UK tour

11-Oct-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Frank Robinson has just completed a week’s tour of the UK accompanied by his daughter Terry hane, covering three principal events. Starting last Tuesday 5th, he made a very well-received presentation at the Royal Aeronautical Society – their annual “Cierva Lecture” – to an audience of over 150. The venue was very much “standing room... Read more

05-Oct-10 ZK-IIL Robinson R22 Kaituna Valley, New Zealand

05-Oct-10 ZK-IIL Robinson R22 Kaituna Valley, New Zealand

5-Oct-2010

Pilot believed he had a mechanical failure and tried and pick a spot to land for an emergency landing... Read more

04-Oct-10 YR-ARA Robinson R44 Maliuc, Romania

04-Oct-10 YR-ARA Robinson R44 Maliuc, Romania

4-Oct-2010

Main blade hit electicity line pole during take-off... Read more

04-Oct-10 ZK-IVP Robinson R44 Fiordland, New Zealand

04-Oct-10 ZK-IVP Robinson R44 Fiordland, New Zealand

4-Oct-2010

The pilot and shooter were on a deer recovery operation when the helicopter went down in the Preservation area of Fiordland about 6pm.... Read more

R66 certification expected 25th October

R66 certification expected 25th October

29-Sep-2010Source: HeliHub.com

FAA certification for the turbine powered Robinson R66 is expected on Monday 25th October, and all dealers have been invited to the factory at Torrance for a celebratory party. The R66 is powered by the new Rolls Royce RR 300, rated by the manufacturer at 240-300 shp, and weighing in at 176lb (a fraction under... Read more

28-Sep-10 G-HRBS Robinson R22 Goodwood, UK

28-Sep-10 G-HRBS Robinson R22 Goodwood, UK

28-Sep-2010

The pilot over-controlled the aircraft on experiencing dynamic rollover during take off. The aircraft became airborne and began rotating, before impacting the ground and sustaining serious damage to the tail. The pilot was unaware of the damage and continued the flight although he subsequently landed without further mishap.... Read more

25-Sep-10 Robinson R44 Novo Gama, Brazil

25-Sep-10 Robinson R44 Novo Gama, Brazil

25-Sep-2010

Helicopter ended up on its port side after the pilot was reported as saying he lost power... Read more

23-Sep-10 Robinson R44 Ulan Ude, Russia

23-Sep-10 Robinson R44 Ulan Ude, Russia

23-Sep-2010

The R44 suffered a tail rotor birdstrike 33ft above the ground, vibrated and lost power. The machine landed heavily on boulder-covered uneven terrain and tipped over, tearing off the tail rotor boom and smashing the main rotor.... Read more

New Hanover County Sheriff helicopter grounded after pilot resigned amid investigation

New Hanover County Sheriff helicopter grounded after pilot resigned amid investigation

21-Sep-2010Source: Star News

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office helicopter program is grounded indefinitely after its only pilot resigned Saturday amid an internal investigation.  – – – HeliHub.com notes that the R44 flown by this unit was registered N911SG, incorporating the pilot’s initials... Read more

Russian regulator moots news rules for GA following R44 crash

Russian regulator moots news rules for GA following R44 crash

18-Sep-2010

Among recommendations is that Russian aviation authorities organise training for light aviation enthusiasts for flying in winter conditions and that the need for a unified centre for raising training standards for light aviation flyers be assessed.... Read more

17-Sep-10 N145DM Robinson R44 Island Lake, US-Minnesota

17-Sep-10 N145DM Robinson R44 Island Lake, US-Minnesota

17-Sep-2010

One news report quotes it as an R44, but the FAA register only records one Schweizer 300 with Lake Superior Helicopters... Read more

Hong Kong Government publishes R22 helicopter accident report

Hong Kong Government publishes R22 helicopter accident report

15-Sep-2010Source: HKSAR Government

The Government today (September 14) published a report on an investigation into a helicopter accident that happened on May 1, 2009.The accident involved a private flight by a Robinson R22 helicopter, registration B-LAT, of Hong Kong Rotor Company Limited operated by a pilot.As a result of the accident, the pilot, one passenger and one person... Read more

Interstate Aviation Committee find pilot error caused R44 accident in January

Interstate Aviation Committee find pilot error caused R44 accident in January

15-Sep-2010Source: Aviation Explorer

Refers to accident 02-Jan-10 RA-04244 Robinson R44 Chastie, Perm Region, Russia... Read more

North Andover Flight Academy opens new base at Marlboro Airport

North Andover Flight Academy opens new base at Marlboro Airport

9-Sep-2010Source: MetroWest Daily News

The academy, now open in Marlborough, brought a helicopter to the airport this week and plans to hold a grand opening with a cookout on Oct. 2.... Read more

Sitting US Governor achieves new helicopter milestones

Sitting US Governor achieves new helicopter milestones

9-Sep-2010Source: HAI

Two-term Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue has managed to add two significant aviation ratings to his commercial pilot certificate. On September 6th, the Governor took advantage of the Labor Day holiday and passed both the Helicopter Commercial and Helicopter Flight Instructor practical check rides. An experienced 3000-hour Commercial Pilot, the Governor added a Private Helicopter... Read more

Frank Robinson to give free lecture to UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society

Frank Robinson to give free lecture to UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society

8-Sep-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Recently retired from being President & Chief Executive at Robinson Helicopter Company, is giving the Cierva Lecture at London’s Royal Aeronautical Society on Tuesday 5th October. The Cierva Lecture is named after Juan de la Cierva, FRAeS, an aeronautical engineer who pioneered rotary flight. In 1926 with the backing of the Weir brothers he formed... Read more

Caster Aviation to hold helicopter challenge at Alaska State Fair

Caster Aviation to hold helicopter challenge at Alaska State Fair

8-Sep-2010Source: KTUU

Alaska State Fair visitors with no flying experience can take control of a helicopter through a challenge offered by Caster Aviation. For $25, anyone over the age of 16 can participate after watching a short safety video.... Read more

FAA awards STC to Power Flow tuned exhaust for R22s with 160hp engines

FAA awards STC to Power Flow tuned exhaust for R22s with 160hp engines

5-Sep-2010Source: Power Flow Systems

Following several years of development and testing, the FAA has awarded an STC to Power Flow Systems for the tuned exhaust they developed for the Robinson R22 and R22 Alpha, Beta and Mariner helicopters. Developed in partnership with Performance Aviation in New Zealand, the system allows the older R22, with the Lycoming 0-320 to perform... Read more

UralHelicom holds R44 presentation in Vladivostok

UralHelicom holds R44 presentation in Vladivostok

3-Sep-2010Source: UralHelicom

n the period from 16 to 22 August 2010 “Ural helicopter company – URALHELICOM» conducted a presentation R44 Robinson helicopter in Vladivostok. Especially for the presentation from the factory Robinson Helicopter Company, was taken to a new helicopter R44 Clipper I. At the airport Shamora, during the week, were conducted demonstration flights. Anyone wishing to... Read more

Robinson R66 performance figures and pricing released

Robinson R66 performance figures and pricing released

1-Sep-2010Source: Sloane Helicopters

Sloane Helicopters Ltd., the UK and Ireland distributors for the Robinson Helicopter Company, is pleased to be able to announce some preliminary performance information for the new Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter. The Robinson R66 is in the final stages of FAA certification and, as part of the certification programme, some pilots from Robinson operators around... Read more

01-Aug-10 N39CP Robinson R44 Odebolt, US-Iowa

01-Aug-10 N39CP Robinson R44 Odebolt, US-Iowa

1-Sep-2010

FAA preliminary report indicates this was a wirestrike... Read more

Aviation group may be able to help reduce Torrance helicopter noise

Aviation group may be able to help reduce Torrance helicopter noise

31-Aug-2010Source: Daily Breeze

Southern California Air Space Users Working Group, which works with the FAA to design safer air space, pledged to take a look at helicopter issues in and around Torrance Municipal Airport... Read more

Dart announces certification of Robinson R22 & R44 cabin floor protectors

Dart announces certification of Robinson R22 & R44 cabin floor protectors

22-Aug-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval of their Clear Cabin Floor Protectors for the R22 & R44 models of helicopters. DART’s Cabin Floor Protectors Kits are made of lightweight, non-warping durable plastic – available in Clear or Black.  These... Read more

Industry visionary Frank Robinson retires

Industry visionary Frank Robinson retires

16-Aug-2010Source: Robinson

Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC), officially announced on August 10, 2010 that he has resigned as President and Chairman of the Board. Robinson intended to retire on his 80th birthday in January, 2010 but elected to postpone his retirement until the design of the R66 Turbine was complete. With R66 production underway... Read more

14-Aug-10 D-HNOC Robinson R44 Stroe, Netherlands

14-Aug-10 D-HNOC Robinson R44 Stroe, Netherlands

14-Aug-2010

The 34-year-old Dutch pilot lost control at 1 meter above the ground, causing the helicopter rolling over on landing. Only the pilot was aboard and is not hurt... Read more

Cairns Helicopter School adds second R22

Cairns Helicopter School adds second R22

11-Aug-2010Source: Cairns Post

Cairns Helicopter School has bought another aircraft to cater for an increase in aspiring pilots undergoing training.... Read more

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