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New era of simpler, safer aviation?  The launch of Skyryse One

New era of simpler, safer aviation? The launch of Skyryse One

21-Feb-2024Source: Skyryse

Skyryse One is launched today – the world’s first production helicopter operated with a single control stick and two touch screens. Powering the revolutionary controls is SkyOS™, our proprietary operating system that offers simplified control and an aircraft-agnostic, triply-redundant fly-by-wire system. It’s no longer just a helicopter – it’s now the most integrated, elevated, and... Read more

FAA approves new empennage design for Robinson R44

FAA approves new empennage design for Robinson R44

5-Feb-2024Source: RHC

Robinson Helicopter Company has secured FAA approval for a new empennage configuration for its R44 aircraft. This accomplishment follows the FAA’s prior approval for the same configuration on the R66 Turbine, announced in September 2023.  The development and testing of the new empennage design spanned several years, resulting in enhance handling characteristics during high-speed flight.... Read more

Hybrid eVTOL developer Horizon Aircraft secures Can$6.7M investment

Hybrid eVTOL developer Horizon Aircraft secures Can$6.7M investment

5-Dec-2023Source: Robinson Aircraft

Robinson Aircraft Ltd., a hybrid electric Vertical TakeOff and Landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft developer (“Horizon Aircraft”), announced a strategic investment in the form of a convertible note purchased by certain accounts of Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. (“Canso”) and affiliated companies for an aggregate $6.7 million CAD. Brandon Robinson, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Horizon Aircraft... Read more

Rotor Technologies unveils R550X unmanned helicopter and starts production

Rotor Technologies unveils R550X unmanned helicopter and starts production

1-Dec-2023Source: Rotor Technologies

Rotor Technologies, Inc., a developer of autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, unveils the R550X, the largest uncrewed civilian helicopter on the market, and begins production. The R550X is an uncrewed helicopter based on the Robinson R44 Raven II. It is designed to lift heavy loads up to 1,200 lbs, or 550 kg, with... Read more

R66 stabilizer retrofit kit now available for R66 at significant discount

R66 stabilizer retrofit kit now available for R66 at significant discount

30-Nov-2023Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company, a pioneer in civilian rotorcraft, now has a horizontal stabilizer retrofit kit available for purchase at a substantial discount on www.robinsonheli.com. The $6,760 KI-285-1 retrofit kit is available at a discounted price of $3,600 through the end of December 2024. The kit allows the installation of the new symmetrical stabilizer on existing... 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

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

Robinson confirm new R66 empennage will be available for retrofit

Robinson confirm new R66 empennage will be available for retrofit

25-Sep-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co have confirmed to HeliHub.com that the recently announced empennage will be made available as a retrofit kit for earlier production aircraft.  The new configuration is standard on all FAA-registered R66 production aircraft from MSN 1279, and other countries will follow once approval has been given by the relevant civil airworthiness authorities. The... Read more

Robinson to launch R66 upgrade

Robinson to launch R66 upgrade

25-Aug-2023

Following multiple online posts yesterday, it is now known that Robinson Helicopter Co (RHC) will soon announce  a new empennage configuration for the R66 Turbine, replacing the existing horizontal stabilizer with a symmetrical horizontal stabilizer located forward of the tail rotor.   The available images suggest a configuration similar to the Bell 505 The new empennage... Read more

eVTOL developer Horizon Aircraft to go public via Nasdaq listed company

eVTOL developer Horizon Aircraft to go public via Nasdaq listed company

23-Aug-2023Source: Horizon Aircraft

Pono Capital Three, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTHR, PTHRU and PTHRW), a special purpose acquisition company (“Pono”), has announced the execution of a definitive Business Combination Agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) with Robinson Aircraft Ltd. (the “Target Company”), a British Columbia company doing business as Horizon Aircraft (“Horizon Aircraft”). Pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, it is... 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

Skyryse testing full flight envelope with matured flight control laws

Skyryse testing full flight envelope with matured flight control laws

29-Jun-2023Source: Skyryse

Skyryse is now running a daily, active flight campaign powered by fly-by-wire and the company’s FlightOS interface. Skyryse has been actively testing FlightOS in a Robinson R44 since 2018 and held its first flight in the R66 testbed in 2022. With the maturity of FlightOS and advancement in simplified operations, Skyryse is now moving its... Read more

Garmin announces FAA certification of GI275 EFI  for Bell 407 and R66

Garmin announces FAA certification of GI275 EFI for Bell 407 and R66

7-Jun-2023Source: Garmin

Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Bell 407 and Robinson R66 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that is a direct replacement for a variety... Read more

Rotorcorp awarded 2023 Presidential Award for Export Achievement

Rotorcorp awarded 2023 Presidential Award for Export Achievement

7-Jun-2023Source: Rotorcorp

Rotorcorp, the largest reseller of parts, engines, and overhaul kits for Robinson helicopters, was named as one of eleven 2023 winners of the President’s “E” Award for Exports by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Rotorcorp is the only company from Georgia to be recognized for this prestigious honor. Created in 1961 by an Executive Order of... Read more

Family sues iHeartMedia over TV news helicopter crash

Family sues iHeartMedia over TV news helicopter crash

13-Apr-2023Source: TheDesk.net

The family of a television meteorologist who was killed in a helicopter crash last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against iHeartMedia and the maintenance firm connected to the doomed aircraft. The lawsuit stems from a crash that killed WBTV (Channel 13, CBS) meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag last November. Myers and Tayag were flying a... 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

Australia issues airworthiness bulletin for for R44 after clutch shaft yoke failure

Australia issues airworthiness bulletin for for R44 after clutch shaft yoke failure

9-Dec-2022Source: Australian Government

The failure of a Robinson R44 helicopter’s clutch shaft due to an undetected fatigue crack led to a loss of control before the helicopter collided with a vehicle, an ATSB investigation report details. The R44 had been conducting aerial spraying operations at a property near Clare, South Australia on 22 December 2020. As the pilot... Read more

UK – Management Buyout at Ice Helicopters

UK – Management Buyout at Ice Helicopters

2-Dec-2022

ICE Helicopters announces a management buyout by Head of Training, Capt. Neil Day. Established by Martin Varley in the autumn of 2019 with just a single R44, ICE Helicopters has become the fastest growing flight school in Europe. An extraordinary achievement as a relative newcomer within the industry, and with a global pandemic to ‘navigate’.... Read more

27-Nov-22 RA-07390 Robinson R66 Vyazovets, Russia (2F)

27-Nov-22 RA-07390 Robinson R66 Vyazovets, Russia (2F)

27-Nov-2022

Two persons on board – named here as Alexander Kurylev (pilot) and his brother Dmitry – lost their lives in an accident on an evening flight... Read more

Frank Robinson 1930-2022

Frank Robinson 1930-2022

13-Nov-2022Source: RHC

On November 12, 2022 Robinson Helicopter Company bid a final farewell to its founder, Frank Robinson. Robinson, 92, passed away peacefully at his Rolling Hills, California home. One of the most recognizable names in the helicopter industry, Frank Robinson was a pioneer, a man not driven by reward or accolades but by a vision that... 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

magniX Powers First Point-To-Point Flight of an All-Electric Helicopter

magniX Powers First Point-To-Point Flight of an All-Electric Helicopter

7-Nov-2022Source: magniX

magniX, a manufacturer of electric propulsion solutions for aviation, is pleased to have powered the first fully-electric helicopter flight between airfields, in partnership with Tier 1 Engineering. The modified electric Robinson 44 (eR44) helicopter powered with a magniX magni250 electric propulsion unit (EPU) made its historic journey from Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport to Palm Springs International... Read more

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66

6-Oct-2022Source: Robinson

  On September 30th, Robinson received FAA certification for its Night Vision Google (NVG) compatible configuration on its R66 Police helicopter. For NVG compatibility, the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting along with the aircraft’s instruments and avionics were evaluated to certify the helicopter for operation day or night with or without the use of NVGs.... Read more

26-Jun-22 G-CIMZ Robinson R44 Chalvington, UK

26-Jun-22 G-CIMZ Robinson R44 Chalvington, UK

26-Jun-2022

The helicopter rolled over to the right on takeoff, probably because it had drifted right while the right skid was in contact with the ground. The helicopter was substantially damaged.... Read more

R44 makes first flight with magniX electric propulsion unit

R44 makes first flight with magniX electric propulsion unit

8-Jun-2022Source: magniX

  magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, announced that Tier 1 Engineering, specialists in the design and development of electric aircraft, achieved a successful first flight of an all-electric Robinson 44 helicopter with a magniX electric propulsion unit (EPU). The helicopter flew on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 am Pacific Time for over three minutes at Los... Read more

06-Jun-22 N94WC Robinson R44 Henderson, US-Texas

06-Jun-22 N94WC Robinson R44 Henderson, US-Texas

6-Jun-2022

Training flight.  Helicopter ended up on its port side N94WC Helicopter Crash Henderson Texas pic.twitter.com/Jva9s6TYfm — FSX Aviation (@FSXAviation3) June 7, 2022  ... 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

12-Apr-22 N426DB Robinson R44 Calhoun, US-Georgia

12-Apr-22 N426DB Robinson R44 Calhoun, US-Georgia

12-Apr-2022

Gusty conditions caused helicopter to drift and main rotor blades struck building, ending on its port side.  4 POB, no injuries reported Helicopter with children inside crashes into building in Calhoun, officials say https://t.co/rYuoyFWXDi — 13WMAZ News (@13wmaznews) April 13, 2022  ... 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

How are the helicopter OEMs responding to the Russian situation?

How are the helicopter OEMs responding to the Russian situation?

29-Mar-2022

We all know that sanctions are being brought against particular Russian interests by various Governments around the world, following the invasion of Ukraine.  Additionally, significant pressure is being put on large corporations to distance themselves from their involvement with Russia. On that basis, HeliHub.com reached out to four helicopter OEMs to ask – the top... Read more

26-Mar-22 N288L Robinson R44 Myrtle Beach, US-South Carolina

26-Mar-22 N288L Robinson R44 Myrtle Beach, US-South Carolina

26-Mar-2022

Attempting to land at helipad, but ended up landing in car park and rolled over into bushes... Read more

25-Mar-22 N514CD Robinson R44 Rowlett, US-Texas (2F)

25-Mar-22 N514CD Robinson R44 Rowlett, US-Texas (2F)

25-Mar-2022

Helicopter descended from the sky in multiple pieces – tail rotor gearbox area separated from the boom, and then the boom separated from the cabin area – see video 2 POB received fatal injuries.  Student pilot was named here as Ty Wallis, while the instructor was named here as Lora Trout... Read more

22-Mar-22 N44DQ Robinson R44 Howe, US-Idaho

22-Mar-22 N44DQ Robinson R44 Howe, US-Idaho

22-Mar-2022

FAA – Minor damage under unknown circumstances... Read more

BendixKing, Becker and AvPanels develop new glass panel for R44

BendixKing, Becker and AvPanels develop new glass panel for R44

12-Mar-2022Source: BendixKing

BendixKing from Pheonix Arizona, Becker Avionics from Miramar Florida and AvPanels from Ft. Worth Texas are pleased to announce the cooperative development of a new glass panel cockpit for the Robinson R44 helicopter to be featured in the booth of Helicopter Institute at the upcoming Heli Expo 2022 in Dallas Texas. The new cockpit will center around the BendixKing AeroVue Touch. AeroVue Touch will be installed as the primary flight display.  The 10.1” display provides the highest screen resolution in the industry. The display can be used as full screen primary flight display or a split screen primary and multifunction display. “We are very excited to... Read more

Polk County Sheriff’s Office orders two more R66s

Polk County Sheriff’s Office orders two more R66s

9-Mar-2022Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company received two more R66 Police helicopter orders from Florida’s Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) less than a year after the department took delivery of its first R66 Police helicopter. Centrally located between Orlando and Tampa, PSCO flies, on average, 1,100 hours each year providing air support for every law enforcement agency in... Read more

Robinson to deliver four helicopters at Heli-Expo in Dallas

Robinson to deliver four helicopters at Heli-Expo in Dallas

7-Mar-2022

Robinson Helicopter Company will display an R66 Turbine, R44 Raven II, R44 Cadet, and R66 Newscopter at this year’s Heli Expo in Dallas. All four aircraft are sold and will be delivered immediately following the exhibit. SKY Helicopters, Robinson’s longtime dealer in Garland, Texas will take delivery of three of the four aircraft. The R66... Read more

03-Mar-22 N183PS Robinson R44 Titusville, US-Florida

03-Mar-22 N183PS Robinson R44 Titusville, US-Florida

3-Mar-2022

Shortly after take-off from Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, an emergency landing was made in a parking lot of a self-storage business following loss of engine power. Helicopter was heading to Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine No damage is evident from the poor press image Helicopter makes emergency landing in Titusville parking... 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

20-Feb-22 N544SB Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

20-Feb-22 N544SB Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

20-Feb-2022

Crashed into the water close to a busy beach.  Three POB were seriously injured, and were named here as Morgan Geller, Rachelle Mussary Arkin, and Robert Arkin This afternoon at 1:10 p.m., MBPD received a call of a helicopter crash in the ocean near 10 Street. Police and @MiamiBeachFire responded to the scene along with... Read more

17-Feb-22 N929WA Robinson R44 White Plains, US-New York

17-Feb-22 N929WA Robinson R44 White Plains, US-New York

17-Feb-2022

Dynamic roll-over while attempting to land on a dolly.  No injuries to pilot, only person on board... 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

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Dec-2021

Crashed east of Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport. Passenger Juli Wagner received fatal injuries and pilot Matthew Jones was 1 injured.  According to this press report, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed that Matthew Jones should not have been in Tennessee, or flying any aircraft, as he is facing a federal prosecution in Utah for mail fraud and... Read more

10-Dec-21 RA-07397 Robinson R66 Lake Karakul, Russia (1F)

10-Dec-21 RA-07397 Robinson R66 Lake Karakul, Russia (1F)

10-Dec-2021

Crashed in mountainous region near Lake Karakul on flight from Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo region).  Pilot received fatal injuries... Read more

Tier 1 Engineering picks magniX power for electric R44s

Tier 1 Engineering picks magniX power for electric R44s

8-Dec-2021

magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, has been selected by Tier 1 Engineering, specialists in the design & development of electric aircraft, to provide magniX electric propulsion units (EPUs) for the clean delivery of life-saving organs. Tier 1 is developing the electric helicopter, by modification of the Robinson R44, for launch customer Lung Biotechnology... Read more

CCBC awarded $149,940 grant to purchase helicopter simulator

CCBC awarded $149,940 grant to purchase helicopter simulator

8-Dec-2021Source: CCBC

Community College of Baltimore County is the recipient of a $149,940 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education to purchase a Robinson R-22 Helicopter Simulator. The simulator will be used in CCBC’s Associate of Applied Sciences Helicopter Pilot degree program and select continuing education coursework. CCBC is one of only two not-for-profit, higher education... 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

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

10-Nov-21 N3027W Robinson R44 Fort Davis, US-Texas

10-Nov-21 N3027W Robinson R44 Fort Davis, US-Texas

10-Nov-2021

FAA : Helicopter lost lift due to density altitude, crashed to the ground and rolled over.  Pilot and two passengers had minor injuries... Read more

Robinson to integrate automated flight control system into R66

Robinson to integrate automated flight control system into R66

1-Nov-2021Source: Skyryse

Skyryse announced $200 million in Series B funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company and Monashee Investment Management. ArrowMark Partners, Republic Capital, Raptor Group, Infinite Capital, Embedded Ventures, Fortistar, K3 Ventures, Rosecliff, SV Pacific Ventures, former Blackstone CFO Laurence Tosi, and Dmitry Balyasny, founder of BAM Hedge Fund, also participated in the round along... 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

21-Oct-21 N442UK Robinson R44 Sevierville, US-Tennessee

21-Oct-21 N442UK Robinson R44 Sevierville, US-Tennessee

21-Oct-2021

Emergency landing shortly after take-off.  FAA say damage level “unknown”... Read more

20-Oct-21 PR-ITT Robinson R66 Ponta Porã, Brazil (2F)

20-Oct-21 PR-ITT Robinson R66 Ponta Porã, Brazil (2F)

20-Oct-2021

Brazilian airport authority Infraero refers to the flight as “illegal”. Helicopter was carrying 246kg of cocaine, crashed and burned out in an open field, killing both occupants, named here as Matheus Henrique dos Santos Venancio (aged 20) and Pedro Augusto Boim (aged 24).  Image issued by Police... Read more

18-Oct-21 N7530E Robinson R44 Homer, US-Louisiana

18-Oct-21 N7530E Robinson R44 Homer, US-Louisiana

18-Oct-2021

Emergency landing in field due to engine issues.  FAA report damage level “unknown”... Read more

17-Oct-21 D-HALR Robinson R44 Buchen, Germany (3F)

17-Oct-21 D-HALR Robinson R44 Buchen, Germany (3F)

17-Oct-2021

Helicopter crashed in woodland area. Wreckage was found scattered across an area of several hundred meters. All three on board died.... Read more

05-Oct-21 N266RK Robinson R66 Delta, US-Missouri

05-Oct-21 N266RK Robinson R66 Delta, US-Missouri

5-Oct-2021

Helicopter was being used to spray creek banks in the area with weed killer and contacted powerlines, causing it to crash... 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

Moog produces Robinson R44 autopilot

Moog produces Robinson R44 autopilot

30-Sep-2021Source: Moog

Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have partnered in making safety recommendations to reduce fatigue related aviation accidents. While these recommendations have been primarily focused on reducing work hours for pilots, crews, mechanics, air traffic control operators and other key aviation personnel, there are ways that the aviation... Read more

30-Sep-21 N74706 Robinson R44 Phoenix, US-Arizona

30-Sep-21 N74706 Robinson R44 Phoenix, US-Arizona

30-Sep-2021

Sole occupant pilot seriously injured... Read more

28-Sep-21 N212HT Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

28-Sep-21 N212HT Robinson R44 Miami, US-Florida

29-Sep-2021

Blade struck fence on landing.  Minor injury to the 4 POB Helicopter destroyed... Read more

24-Sep-21 N3255H Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

24-Sep-21 N3255H Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

24-Sep-2021

FAA report – Emergency landing on golf course due to engine issues.  Image issued by Prescott Airport suggests no damage, although it is unknown how heavy the landing was... Read more

21-Sep-21 PP-NTB Robinson R66 Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil

21-Sep-21 PP-NTB Robinson R66 Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil

21-Sep-2021

Damaged beyond repair after hangar collapse in storm... Read more

16-Sep-21 N888DV Robinson R66 Monticello, US-Georgia (3F)

16-Sep-21 N888DV Robinson R66 Monticello, US-Georgia (3F)

16-Sep-2021

Helicopter went down in forested area in poor weather.  All three on board received fatal injuries – they were named here as Alister Pereira, 42; Charles Ogilvie, 46; and Carson McElheney, 40.  Helicopter had taken off from Thomasville in south Georgia near the Florida border Photo: Jasper County Sheriff... Read more

12-Sep-21 RA-06238 Robinson R44 Zheleznodorozhny, Russia

12-Sep-21 RA-06238 Robinson R44 Zheleznodorozhny, Russia

12-Sep-2021

Reportedly due to instrument issues, helicopter landed in shallow river in four feet of water 2 people on board exited without injury... Read more

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 50 years in business

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 50 years in business

10-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

There are very few companies in our industry who can proudly point to 50 years in business. Sloane Helicopters in the UK is one of these, and today they are holding a party to celebrate the landmark. Just five years after the company was founded by David George, he had the foresight to become the... Read more

30-Aug-21 N779DZ Robinson R44 Elfin Cove, US-Alaska

30-Aug-21 N779DZ Robinson R44 Elfin Cove, US-Alaska

30-Aug-2021

Rolled off the side of the landing pad... Read more

27-Aug-21 N544SH Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

27-Aug-21 N544SH Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

27-Aug-2021

FAA : Low Rotor RPM, Emergency landing.  Damage level not known... 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

01-Aug-21 N7000J Robinson R66 Colusa, US-California (4F)

01-Aug-21 N7000J Robinson R66 Colusa, US-California (4F)

1-Aug-2021

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office named the four individuals as William Bernard Vann, 67, Suzanne Marie Vann, 60, and Bobbie Lee Keaton, 62, all of Williams, and Charles Thomas Wilson, 71, of Rocklin.... Read more

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter on Display at APSCON

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter on Display at APSCON

30-Jul-2021Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company attends this year’s New Orleans’ Airborne Public Safety Association Convention (booth #613). Robinson proudly displays Polk County Sheriff’s newly acquired R66 Police Helicopter equipped with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor, Spectrolab’s SX-7 Starsun searchlight system, Aerocomputer’s UC-6000 digital mapping system, and Garmin’s G500H 1060 TXi with... Read more

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