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Rotorcorp warns Robinson operators of Lycoming backlog implications

Rotorcorp warns Robinson operators of Lycoming backlog implications

23-Jan-2024Source: HeliHub.com

During a coordinating and status call with Lycoming, Rotorcorp recently learned that lead times for new orders of critical engines and cylinders for the R22 and R44 fleet are getting worse — not better. The Georgia-based supplier of parts, overhaul kits, engines, and components for Robinson helicopters were told that customers should now account for... Read more

Simplon Air and Loft Dynamics join forces

Simplon Air and Loft Dynamics join forces

30-Nov-2023Source: Loft Dynamics

The collaboration between Simplon Air and Loft Dynamics has been finalized: the helicopter company from Gondo will puts its first VR flight simulator, the R22 FSTD, into operation in 2024. An R22 flight simulator training device for pilots will soon be available at Lugano Agno Airport. Simplon Air has just signed a contract with Loft... Read more

Manolos Aviation sponsors aspiring two female helicopter pilots

Manolos Aviation sponsors aspiring two female helicopter pilots

29-Nov-2023Source: Manolos Aviation

Two aspiring female pilots are about to achieve their dreams of becoming helicopter pilots. Gorethy Kaye from Jiwaka Province and Annette Gele from Milne Bay Province are both employees of Manolos Aviation Ltd who have been passionate about flying for as long as they can remember. “I’ve always wanted to be a helicopter pilot,” said... Read more

Rotor Technologies completes uncrewed Flight Tests

Rotor Technologies completes uncrewed Flight Tests

8-Nov-2023Source: Rotor Technologies

Rotor Technologies, Inc. (Rotor), a developer of autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, has completed the first autonomous helicopter flight campaign of a full-scale civilian helicopter. The campaign was flown with two Rotor R220Y autonomous helicopters. The R220Y is an experimental platform based on the popular Robinson R22 two-seat helicopter, with seats, pilot controls,... Read more

Robinson lead times stretch out to 2025

Robinson lead times stretch out to 2025

2-Oct-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co have sent their monthly email to their distributors around the world, advising of the lead time of each of their products – the ex-factory date for a purchaser placing an order today.  Multiple distributors have forwarded this email to HeliHub.com as the lead times stretch out further into the future than ever... Read more

FAA to explore the VR technology for pilot training using Loft Dynamics sims

FAA to explore the VR technology for pilot training using Loft Dynamics sims

18-Jul-2023Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics (formerly VRM Switzerland), a leader in virtual reality (VR) flight simulation devices for pilots worldwide, announced an unprecedented partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Loft Dynamics’ simulators – the first and only VR flight simulators with regulatory approval in Europe – are now undergoing U.S. evaluation by the FAA. The FAA has selected Loft Dynamics’ Airbus... Read more

Rotorcorp doubles parts inventory to hedge against long lead times

Rotorcorp doubles parts inventory to hedge against long lead times

15-Feb-2023Source: Rotorcorp

Long lead times and manufacturing delays persist across many sectors as the world emerges from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, delays that remain steadfast in the highly-technical and heavily-regulated aerospace sector. In response, Rotorcorp has doubled our available on-hand spare parts inventory (already the world’s largest) in 2023 as a way to mitigate... Read more

Hartzell Engine Tech Achieves FAA PMA for Robinson Sky-Tec Starters

Hartzell Engine Tech Achieves FAA PMA for Robinson Sky-Tec Starters

31-Jan-2023Source: Hartzell Engine Tech

Hartzell Engine Tech recently received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its Sky-Tec HT (High Torque) starters for Robinson two-place R22 and four-place R44 light utility helicopters. The company’s Sky-Tec HT starter for Lycoming engines features an integrated self-resetting Kickback Protection System (KPS) to protect the powerplant and starter from an engine kickback. “Hartzell Engine... Read more

Rotorcorp appoints VP of Strategic Growth

Rotorcorp appoints VP of Strategic Growth

23-Jan-2023Source: Rotorcorp

Rotorcorp, an Authorized Robinson Helicopter Company Service Center, announced that it has tapped aviation industry veteran Mike Gomez to join its leadership team. Gomez joins Rotorcorp as the Vice President of Strategic Growth. While the position is new, Gomez and Rotorcorp have a longstanding professional relationship. As President of Allegro Consulting, Gomez has been providing... Read more

Robinson Helicopter Company to celebrate 50 years in 2023

Robinson Helicopter Company to celebrate 50 years in 2023

17-Jan-2023

2023 marks 50 years in business for Robinson Helicopter Company. Founded by Frank Robinson on June 20, 1973, Robinson’s goal was to design and manufacture simple, reliable helicopters as efficiently as possible without compromising quality. Robinson’s 50-year milestone represents more than the passing of time, it is an affirmation of the company’s success. Robinson’s simple, reliable helicopters changed the face... Read more

Vertical Mission Training opens VR training in Monchengladbach

Vertical Mission Training opens VR training in Monchengladbach

9-Nov-2022Source: Vertical Mission Training

Vertical Mission Training is going to operate a professional simulator training centre to improve training efficiency and flight safety in helicopter pilot training. Based on virtual reality motion simulators, built by VRM Switzerland, Vertical Mission Training will offer training on Robinson R22 and Airbus H125 VR devices. This enables to provide highest standards in creditable... Read more

Garmin announces GI 275 electronic flight instrument certification for R22 and R44

Garmin announces GI 275 electronic flight instrument certification for R22 and R44

7-Jul-2022Source: Garmin

  Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that... Read more

15-Apr-22 N7516G Robinson R22 Gila Bend, US-Arizona (1F)

15-Apr-22 N7516G Robinson R22 Gila Bend, US-Arizona (1F)

15-Apr-2022

FAA : crashed in unknown circumstances... Read more

06-Apr-22 N19VH Robinson R22 Phoenix, US-Arizona

06-Apr-22 N19VH Robinson R22 Phoenix, US-Arizona

6-Apr-2022

Rolled over on landing... Read more

05-Apr-22 N999FR Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

05-Apr-22 N999FR Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

5-Apr-2022

During herding operation, pilot landed and exited the aircraft with the blades still turning.  Sufficient inertia in the rotor system caused the helicopter to fall onto its side... Read more

01-Mar-22 N786SH Robinson R22 Fallston, US-Maryland

01-Mar-22 N786SH Robinson R22 Fallston, US-Maryland

1-Mar-2022

Hover taxiing, caught a skid and fell onto its side... Read more

Australia – ATSB seeking reports of R22 and R44 governor malfunctions

Australia – ATSB seeking reports of R22 and R44 governor malfunctions

9-Feb-2022Source: Australian Government

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) advises all pilots, operators and maintainers of recently-built Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters to monitor for intermittent or abnormal operations of the helicopters’ engine RPM governor, which can lead to engine overspeed or underspeed conditions. A small number of recent incidents have been reported to both the ATSB and... Read more

Great Britain celebrates 10 years without a fatal Robinson accident

Great Britain celebrates 10 years without a fatal Robinson accident

6-Jan-2022Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

[Editor Note: to put this article in context, the Robinson fleet in Great Britain is one of the largest in the world.  Today the Civil Aviation Authority records 99 R22s, 141 R44s and 29 R66s on their national register – a total of 269.  Ten years ago the fleet totalled 480, made up of 188... Read more

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

6-Jan-2022

Badly damaged in training accident... Read more

03-Dec-21 N7116L Robinson R22 Hachita, US-New Mexico

03-Dec-21 N7116L Robinson R22 Hachita, US-New Mexico

3-Dec-2021

Crashed during low level cattle operations on a ranch.  FAA report “unknown” injury level to the pilot, the only person on board. Noted that the same owner had a fatal Robinson R22 accident on 04-Dec-98 – see NTSB DEN99FA024... Read more

Heli Austria Flight Academy is going to operate two Virtual Reality Helicopter Flight Simulators

Heli Austria Flight Academy is going to operate two Virtual Reality Helicopter Flight Simulators

20-Nov-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

Heli Austria Flight Academy is going to operate a Robinson R22 and an Airbus H125 Training Device from VRM Switzerland. The Robinson R22 Training Solution will be utilized to modernize basic helicopter pilot training within the Academy. Students can benefit from state-of-the-art training up to commercial operations. The Airbus H125 Simulator will enable training and... Read more

19-Nov-21 N221HG Robinson R22 Dayton, US-Ohio

19-Nov-21 N221HG Robinson R22 Dayton, US-Ohio

19-Nov-2021

Tail rotor struck ground on take-off... Read more

28-Oct-21 N4058C Robinson R22 Riverside, US-California

28-Oct-21 N4058C Robinson R22 Riverside, US-California

28-Oct-2021

Emergency landing on the shoulder of Interstate 15.  The helicopter is so new, it is still registered to the manufacturer and not yet to the first customer... Read more

01-Oct-21 N412TL Robinson R22 Chandler, US-Arizona (2F)

01-Oct-21 N412TL Robinson R22 Chandler, US-Arizona (2F)

1-Oct-2021

Midair collision with fixed wing N2868H, causing helicopter to crash to the ground.  Both student pilot and instructor received fatal injuries – named here as 34-year-old Michael Papendick and 27-year-old Jessica Brandal... Read more

ATSB seeks info from Robinson owners and operators

ATSB seeks info from Robinson owners and operators

18-Aug-2021Source: Australian Government

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is asking for pilots, operators, and engineers with knowledge of aft tail cone bulkhead or tail rotor gearbox input cartridge damage involving Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters to make contact. The call for information comes as the ATSB releases an investigation update from its ongoing investigation of a... Read more

Heli Austria to operate two VR Helicopter Flight Simulators

Heli Austria to operate two VR Helicopter Flight Simulators

21-Jul-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

Heli Austria Flight Academy is going to operate a Robinson R22 and an Airbus H125 Training Device from VRM Switzerland. The Robinson R22 Training Solution will be utilized to modernize basic helicopter pilot training within the Academy. Students can benefit from state-of-the-art training up to commercial operations. The Airbus H125 Simulator will enable training and... Read more

Lycoming announces major mid-year price rise

Lycoming announces major mid-year price rise

28-Jun-2021Source: Rotorcorp

On Friday, June 24th 2021 aircraft engine Manufacturer Lycoming announced a significant mid-year price hike to take effect next month on 24 July, 2021.  The company cited “inflation costs associated with components, surcharge increases, and ongoing availability” as the primary drivers for the sudden increase which was made even more unexpected by the timing of the increase well... Read more

26-May-21 VH-KLY Robinson R22 Hay, Australia (1F)

26-May-21 VH-KLY Robinson R22 Hay, Australia (1F)

26-May-2021

The pilot, the sole occupant on board, was mustering cattle along a fence line on a property 75 km west of Hay, NSW, and had landed to open a gate at the entrance to a yard. Shortly after, a witness heard the helicopter take-off and, very soon after, a loud bang. Suspecting an accident, the... Read more

03-Apr-21 N74347 Robinson R22 Baltimore, US-Maryland

03-Apr-21 N74347 Robinson R22 Baltimore, US-Maryland

3-Apr-2021

FAA report “tail rotor strike during hover manoevres”... Read more

Robinson’s Cockpit Camera Now Available

Robinson’s Cockpit Camera Now Available

15-Feb-2021Source: Robinson

Robinson’s Cockpit Video Camera introduced at Heli Expo 2020 is now optional on R22/R44 helicopters and standard on R66 helicopters ordered after 15 January 2021. Securely mounted in the ceiling for minimal vibration and optimal field of view, the 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video camera records video, intercom audio, radio communications, and... Read more

11-Feb-21 VH-HKC Robinson R22 Hughenden, Australia (1F)

11-Feb-21 VH-HKC Robinson R22 Hughenden, Australia (1F)

11-Feb-2021

The pilot was conducting a positioning flight between two stations when the aircraft was reported missing on Thursday evening. The helicopter wreckage was located following a search coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority around 1130am Friday morning. The pilot, the sole occupant of the helicopter, was fatally injured.... Read more

26-Jan-21 N474AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

26-Jan-21 N474AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

26-Jan-2021

Heavy autorotation landing.  FAA report damage as Substantial... Read more

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

26-Nov-2020Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

In readiness for the UK formally leaving the European Union on 1st January 2021 (BREXIT), Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. are delighted to announce that they have gained EASA Part 147 Third Country Approval for their Robinson Helicopter Type Training Capabilities. The approval is issued under the EASA Third Country Approval and will allow us... Read more

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

13-Nov-2020

Incident was reportedly caused by the helicopter hitting powerlines shortly after take-off.  Heavily damaged... Read more

Voler Aviation Services add third helicopter type to training fleet

Voler Aviation Services add third helicopter type to training fleet

27-Oct-2020Source: Voler Aviation Services

Voler Aviation Services based at Cotswold Airport are expanding their training fleet with the addition of an R22 Beta II. This will bring their training fleet to four aircraft, two Cabri G2s, one R22 and one R44 Raven II. The R22 remains an extremely popular training aircraft due to it’s affordable pricing, reliability and widespread... Read more

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

22-Oct-2020Source: Taipei Times

Taitung County police on Friday seized an unregistered helicopter and held its owner for questioning on suspicion that he had been flying without a license, a prosecutor said on Saturday. See Full Story.... Read more

18-Oct-20 N566BC Robinson R22 Winder, US-Georgia

18-Oct-20 N566BC Robinson R22 Winder, US-Georgia

18-Oct-2020

Crashed into a wooded area.  Further info awaited... Read more

16-Aug-20 VH-YMU Robinson R22 McArthur River Mine, Australia

16-Aug-20 VH-YMU Robinson R22 McArthur River Mine, Australia

16-Aug-2020

On 16 August 2020, a Robinson R22 Beta, registration VH-YMU, was being utilised for cattle mustering operations in remote country, from the Rocky Point Yards, Northern Territory, south of the McArthur River Mine Aerodrome. At about 1200 Central Standard Time, the pilot was required to conduct an emergency forced landing. The helicopter landed heavily, resulting... Read more

31-Jul-20 VH-HNF Robinson R22 Steam Plains, Australia (1F)

31-Jul-20 VH-HNF Robinson R22 Steam Plains, Australia (1F)

31-Jul-2020

During agricultural spraying operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.... Read more

FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

22-Jul-2020Source: Robinson Helicopters

R22 and R44 helicopters purchased after January 15th will be outfitted with Lycoming’s recently certified Electronic Ignition System (EIS). The EIS offers increased reliability, improved starting characteristics, and reduced maintenance. The EIS installation replaces the left starting magneto. The remaining right magneto provides redundant ignition and eliminates the need for a backup power supply. EIS... Read more

Robinson’s Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

Robinson’s Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

15-May-2020Source: Robinson

Robinson introduces optional impact-resistant windshields for R22, R44, and R66 helicopters to provide protection from bird strikes. Due to the lack of requirements governing small category helicopters, Robinson based the impact-resistant design on FAA requirements governing large transport category helicopters. The new windshields are constructed of tough, energy-absorbing polycarbonate (standard windshields are made of acrylic)... Read more

Six Robinson Helicopters Delivered to China

Six Robinson Helicopters Delivered to China

22-Apr-2020Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company delivered three R44 Cadets and three R22s to Robinson dealer General Aviation Services of Hunan, China. This marks the first delivery of an R44 Cadet to China. All six helicopters were ordered on behalf of YiFei General Aviation Company which specializes in helicopter management, operation, and training. YiFei has been using Robinsons... Read more

06-Apr-20 N7007X Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

06-Apr-20 N7007X Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

6-Apr-2020

Tail rotor struck tree.  No injury reported to 1 POB... Read more

SAFE develops Pitch Adjustment Tool for Robinson R22, R44 and R66

SAFE develops Pitch Adjustment Tool for Robinson R22, R44 and R66

2-Mar-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs develops innovative tools and support equipment in response to the needs of the customer. In cooperation with Southern Utah University (SUU), S.A.F.E. is providing a unique Pitch Adjustment Tool that ensures accurate adjustment and replacement of pitch change links for the R22, R44 and R66 helicopter. This tool inspired by SUU maintenance... Read more

Robinson production falls off a cliff in 2019

Robinson production falls off a cliff in 2019

21-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Figures released by GAMA this week paint a very poor picture for Robinson Helicopter Co, with unit production down 38% in 2019 compared to the previous year. Turnover fell from $167.3M to $110.1M, a drop of 34%. Production of the R22, R44 and R66 counted 19, 123 and 54 units respectively in 2019, each figure... Read more

19-Dec-19 N695AP Robinson R22 Beeville, US-Texas

19-Dec-19 N695AP Robinson R22 Beeville, US-Texas

19-Dec-2019

During take off the student pilot experienced dynamic rollover.... Read more

09-Dec-19 N74564 Robinson R22 Chino, US-California

09-Dec-19 N74564 Robinson R22 Chino, US-California

9-Dec-2019

Aircraft struck a bird.... Read more

23-Oct-19 N7189D Robinson R22 Hebbronville, US-Texas (2F)

23-Oct-19 N7189D Robinson R22 Hebbronville, US-Texas (2F)

23-Oct-2019

Two Robinson R22s engaged in herding operation.  Rotor blade of N7189D hit skid of N74512.  Both occupants of N7189D fatally injured... Read more

23-Oct-19 N74512 Robinson R22 Hebbronville, US-Texas

23-Oct-19 N74512 Robinson R22 Hebbronville, US-Texas

23-Oct-2019

Two Robinson R22s engaged in herding operation.  Rotor blade of N7189D hit skid of N74512 Passenger in N74512 seriously injured... Read more

18-Oct-19 N4066S Robinson R22 Lake Mead, US-Nevada

18-Oct-19 N4066S Robinson R22 Lake Mead, US-Nevada

18-Oct-2019

Dynamic rollover while landing on a sand dune... Read more

UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Robinson for Precision Farming

UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Robinson for Precision Farming

9-Oct-2019

UAVOS has announced the addition of R22-UV unmanned helicopter to its agriculture unmanned aircraft portfolio for spraying for diseases, weed and pest control, vegetative control. R22-UV is a manned Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to an unmanned aircraft. Agro-drone R22-UV is equipped with a specially developed (for Robinson helicopters) utility to deliver liquid chemicals –... Read more

UAVOS completes first flight of unmanned Robinson R22

UAVOS completes first flight of unmanned Robinson R22

1-Jun-2019Source: UAVOS

Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions. The project was carried out jointly with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), a scientific government institution of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The first flight of the modernized helicopter lasted more than 1 hour and was performed in a... Read more

Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

15-May-2019Source: Robinson

An updated flight training guide is now available from Robinson Helicopter Company, whose helicopters have become synonymous with flight training. The comprehensive guide addresses the many levels of training, from the student pilot trying to find the “hover button”, to the rated helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson, to the all-important flight review. The guide... Read more

Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

3-May-2019Source: Rotorcorp

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IV Administrator Ashley D. Bell today named Rotorcorp LLC as the 2019 SBA Exporter of the Year for the State of Georgia and the larger eight-state Southeast Region. “We are honored to highlight regional small business champions who are making significant changes by driving our economy and creating... Read more

Sloane Helicopters celebrates its 500th new Robinson Helicopter

Sloane Helicopters celebrates its 500th new Robinson Helicopter

5-Mar-2019Source: Sloane Helicopters

As Europe’s longest-established dealer for the Robinson Helicopter Company, Sloane Helicopters will soon be taking delivery of its 500th new Robinson helicopter – R44 Raven II S/N 14297. This significant milestone highlights the successful partnership between Sloane and Robinson, reflecting Sloane’s dedication and expertise in supporting the full range of Robinson helicopters. Kurt Robinson commented,... Read more

Robinson R22 Celebrates 40 Years

Robinson R22 Celebrates 40 Years

27-Feb-2019Source: Robinson

 Robinson’s R22 officially turns 40-years-old on March 16th. In celebration, at this year’s Heli Expo convention in Atlanta, Robinson will display a new R22 (S/N 4797, N40YR) painted in the same scheme and colors as the very first R22 (S/N 0001). While the exterior will pay tribute to the R22’s origins, the interior will showcase... Read more

20-Feb-19 N350VH Robinson R22 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

20-Feb-19 N350VH Robinson R22 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

20-Feb-2019

Precautionary landing in water retention basin.  No injuries to 2 POB.  No damage to aircraft... Read more

19-Feb-19 N512GS Robinson R22 Clearwater, US-Florida

19-Feb-19 N512GS Robinson R22 Clearwater, US-Florida

19-Feb-2019

Training accident, rollover onto starboard side.  Heavily damaged – see images... Read more

31-Jan-19 JA7980 Robinson R22 Kashiwa, Japan

31-Jan-19 JA7980 Robinson R22 Kashiwa, Japan

31-Jan-2019

Training accident in gusty conditions... Read more

28-Dec-18  N8319T Robinson R22 Hayward, US-California

28-Dec-18 N8319T Robinson R22 Hayward, US-California

28-Dec-2018

Remained upright in very heavy emergency landing on golf course after tail rotor birdstrike reported.  Tail hit ground, skids collapsed.  Training flight from nearby Hayward Executive airport – instructor and student not seriously injured... Read more

Robinson Adds Avidyne IFD Option

Robinson Adds Avidyne IFD Option

20-Dec-2018Source: Robinson

Robinson added Avidyne’s IFD 400 series touchscreen GPS navigators to its R22, R44 and R66 avionics options. The 400 series may be operated by either touchscreen or buttons and knobs which allows the IFD to be installed in the helicopter’s lower center console or in the pilot side console. Wi-Fi, for interfacing with an iPad,... Read more

24-Nov-18 VH-KZV Robinson R22 Alice Springs, Australia (1F)

24-Nov-18 VH-KZV Robinson R22 Alice Springs, Australia (1F)

24-Nov-2018

The helicopter collided with terrain about 130km ENE of Alice Springs Airport. A passenger and pilot were on board. The passenger sustained serious injuries and the pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

9-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Heli-Alps has recently bought a Bell 505. The company opened a flying school in 1987 and used their R22, R44 and Colibri for the pilots. Pilots have to fly a turbine helicopter after they have completed their pilot licence. The school provided their EC120 or AS350 for this, but the use of them was quite... Read more

DynaVibe Track and Balance System gains Robinson acceptance

DynaVibe Track and Balance System gains Robinson acceptance

22-Mar-2018Source: RPX Technologies

RPX Technologies announces that its DynaVibe and DynaTrack optical blade tracking accessory have been accepted by the Robinson Helicopter Company for R22-series and R44-series helicopter tracking and balancing purposes. During the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo, RPX personnel will demonstrate DynaVibe and DynaTrack in booth C4043.  This complete track and balance system is simple-to-use, allows users to complete the process quickly, and is priced... Read more

Robinson Production Picked up Steam in 2017

Robinson Production Picked up Steam in 2017

28-Feb-2018Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company produced 305 helicopters in 2017. The R44 led the way with 174, ranking as the world’s best-selling helicopter according to GAMA’s* General Aviation Aircraft Shipment 2017 Year End Report. Seventy-seven R66s came off the line and, according to data supplied by Rolls Royce, the R66 fleet logged approximately 185,000 hours in 2017,... Read more

Robinson receives R66 big sales boost

Robinson receives R66 big sales boost

22-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co has a pre-announced price review policy whereby the company raises their list prices on 1st January every year.  There is then a rush to place a deposit in December to secure a “2017 price” aircraft, and potentially concluding the details in the early days of January.  The company distributes a regular report on projected... Read more

Mexico approves Apollo spray systems for R22 and R44

Mexico approves Apollo spray systems for R22 and R44

24-Jul-2017Source: Apollo Spray System

Mexico’s aviation authority (DGAC) has issued STC IA-428/2017 and IA- 415/2017 for Apollo Spray’s DTM-4 and DTM-3 agricultural spray system for Robinson R44, R44 II and R22 helicopters. Agricultural Spray Operators in Mexico can now benefit from Apollo Spray’s superior spray systems. Apollo spray systems are the lightest most cost effective systems available for Robinson... Read more

04-Jun-17 N601HA Robinson R22HP Kenosha, US-Wisconsin

04-Jun-17 N601HA Robinson R22HP Kenosha, US-Wisconsin

4-Jun-2017

Helicopter ended on its side on the concrete apron with the sole occupant pilot seriously injured, who was then airlifted in a Flight for Life BK117... Read more

20-May-17 N2322Z Robinson R22 Linden, US-New Jersey

20-May-17 N2322Z Robinson R22 Linden, US-New Jersey

20-May-2017

Fell onto starboard side in training accident.... Read more

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

13-Feb-2017Source: Nordic Rotors

Svensk Pilotutbildning (SPU) has been awarded an agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (“Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan”) for training of 14 new helicopter pilots a year, until 2020, which in total means 28 positions funded by the Swedish Government. The agency got a lot of attention for its January 2014 decision, where... Read more

Robinson delivers 12,000th helicopter

Robinson delivers 12,000th helicopter

26-Jan-2017Source: Robinson

On December 23, 2016 R66 S/N 0763 became the 12,000th helicopter to roll off Robinson Helicopter’s production line. “A nice way to end the year,” said Robinson President, Kurt Robinson. S/N 0763 will be delivered to Hover Dynamics, one of three long-time Robinson dealers in South Africa. The helicopter was purchased by a new charter... Read more

New Zealand puts Robinson helicopters on safety Watchlist

New Zealand puts Robinson helicopters on safety Watchlist

28-Oct-2016Source: TAIC

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission in New Zealand yesterday added two new significant items to its Watchlist of most pressing concerns. One involves Robinson helicopter and the other safety issues for pedestrians and vehicles using railway level crossings. The detail provided on Robinson helicopters is as follows:- There are around 300 Robinson helicopters registered in... Read more

New Garmin transponders approved for Robinson range

New Garmin transponders approved for Robinson range

10-Oct-2016Source: HAI

The FAA has approved the integration of Garmin 335 and 345 Mode S transponders in the Robinson R22, R44 and R66 range. The newly approved transponders meet the ADS-B Out requirements without the need for an independent GPS system. Estimated at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to respect current regulations and at... Read more

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

31-Jul-2016Source: X-copter

Flying Helicopters Made Easy flight school attracts US and International students who are looking for Ground, Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor certificates. Operating two Robinson R22 and two Robinson R44 aircraft, the school employs flight training experience and methodologies, used by one of the best air forces in the world, to make better... Read more

FAA approves Garmin Mode S transponders in R22, R44 and R66

FAA approves Garmin Mode S transponders in R22, R44 and R66

19-Jul-2016Source: Robinson

FAA approves Garmin’s GTX 335 and 345 Mode S transponders for use in Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters. The newly approved transponders meet impending ADS-B Out regulations without requiring a standalone GPS. Priced at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to meet impending regulations with minimal expense. At $6,300, the GTX 345... Read more

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