FAA certifies auxiliary fuel tank for R66


Robinson R66 auxiliary fuel tank

The US FAA has certified the 43 gallon auxiliary fuel tank for the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter. This extends the the helicopter’s range by as much as 200 nautical miles (230 statute miles).

The fuel tank mounts on a fiberglass tray that installs in the forward section of the baggage compartment. The tank occupies two-thirds of the compartment, leaving space for up to 100 lb of cargo. Both the tray and tank can be removed when not needed.

The system is an option on R66s ordered after January 15, 2016.