Torrance, CA – Robinson Helicopter Company’s R44 Raven II ranked as the world’s top-selling helicopter while its R66 became the world’s top-selling civil turbine helicopter according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) General Aviation Aircraft Shipment 2015 Year End Report. Robinson delivered 347 helicopters (117 R66s, 152 R44 Raven IIs, 44 R44 Raven Is, and 34 R22s) in 2015 marking a slight increase over the 329 produced in 2014.
In 2015, in response to customer feedback, Robinson introduced a variety of optional glass avionics along with a stability augmentation system (SAS) and autopilot. The company also announced the development of its latest model the R44 Cadet, a 2-place R44 designed specifically for training and utilitarian applications.
Robinson’s top priority in 2016 is certifying the R44 Cadet which will be on display at the upcoming HAI Heli Expo convention in Louisville, Kentucky. March 1-3.
Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.