Robinson Helicopter Company

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Robinson Helicopter Company
Type Private
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1973
Headquarters Torrance, California, USA
Key people Kurt Robinson, President and Chairman
Products Helicopters,
Revenue $200 million annually
Employees 1,300
Website www.robinsonheli.com

The Robinson Helicopter Company, based at Zamperini Field in Torrance, California, is a manufacturer of civil helicopters. Robinson produces three models — the two-seat R22, the four-seat R44, both of which use Lycoming piston engines, and the five-seat R66, which uses a turbine engine. Robinson also produces the Robinson Helipad, a modular helipad designed for light helicopters.[1]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1973 by Frank Robinson, a former employee of Bell Helicopter and Hughes Helicopters. Since delivering its first helicopter in 1979, Robinson Helicopter has produced over 10,000 aircraft.[2]

Plans for production of the Robinson R66 were announced in March 2007. It is a five-seat helicopter of similar configuration to the R44, but with the addition of a luggage compartment, wider cabin (by 8 inches), and powered by a Rolls-Royce RR300 gas turbine engine.

Robinson also produces the Robinson Helipad, a modular helipad designed for light helicopters.[3]

Products[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson Helipads. Robinson Helicopter Company. Accessed May 12, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.robinsonheli.com/media/pressrelease/robinson_produces_10000th_helicopter.pdf
  3. ^ Robinson Helipads. Robinson Helicopter Company. Accessed May 12, 2010.

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