CAAC certifies the R66 Turbine helicopter

China joins the growing number of countries that have certified the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter.
Robinson R66 Turbine

Robinson R66 Turbine.

China’s civil aviation authority, the CAAC, has certificated the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter.

China joins the over fifty countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, EASA member states (Europe), Japan, South Africa, and the US that have certified the helicopter.

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Robinson expects to sell more helicopters in China as the country relaxes its airspace restrictions. The company believes that the five-seater R66 helicopter is well suited for the country’s emerging rotorcraft market.

Approximately 500 .R66 Turbine helicopters operate in more than thirty countries and foreign markets have historically represented two-thirds of Robinson’s sales.

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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