Robinson R-66: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Robinson R-66 is a five-seat helicopter, developed from the smaller Robinson R-44. It is the first Robinson with a separate cargo hold. The FAA has certified floats for the R66 and this version is designated the R66 Turbine Marine.

Missions: Aerial Law Enforcement, VIP, Corporate

First Delivery: November 2010

Fleet: Over 500

Category: Single turbine


Max speed (Vne): 140 kts (161 mph, 259 kmh)

Max Cruise (Vh): 120 kts (138 mph, 222kts)

Max Range: 375 miles (601 kms)


Loaded weight: 2,700 lbs (1,225 kg)

Empty weight: 1,280 lbs (581 kg)

Passengers: 4 passengers, 1 pilot

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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