Robinson delivers R66 milestone helicopter

Robinson Helicopter delivers the 500th R66 helicopter to a Russian helicopter dealer.
Robinson R66 Turbine flying

Robinson R66 Turbine flying.

Robinson Helicopter based in Torrance, California has delivered the 500th R66 helicopter to Aviamarket in Russia.

The new helicopter rolled off the production line on 14 March 2014, three and a half years since the helicopter was initially certified by the FAA in October 2010.

Aviamarket is one of three R66 dealers in Russia and the company will display the new helicopter at the Heli-Russia exhibition in Moscow from 22-24 May 2014.

Early last year, Aviamarket pilots landed a Robinson R66 at the North Pole and again in September when the company organised a six week Around the World Expedition using two R66 helicopters.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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