Robinson Helicopter delivers R66, serial number 1000

©Robinson Helicopter R66 with serial number 1000

Robinson Helicopter has delivered R66 Turbine, serial number 1000, to Robinson dealer Les Gillespie of Gardner Aviation (Peachtree City, GA).

FAA-certified in October 2010, the first production R66 was delivered the following month. Since then, the R66 has proven itself on a daily basis. Powered by the Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engine, the R66 recently surpassed 1. 2 million flight hours without a single reported in-flight engine failure. This accomplishment demonstrates a level of reliability that exceeds EASA’s stringent requirements for single-engine helicopters.

The R66 has also risen to the challenges of flying to the North Pole and circumnavigating the globe multiple times.

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