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August 11, 2020, 1:30 PM

Robinson Delivers 1,000th R66 Turbine Helicopter

The R66 fleet surpassed 1.2 million flight hours as Robinson delivered the 1,000th example.

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Aug 12, 2020 - 1:27 PM
Online registration for the FAA’s first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference is now open.
Robinson R66 Turbine serial number 1000
Aug 11, 2020 - 1:30 PM
The R66 fleet surpassed 1.2 million flight hours as Robinson delivered the 1,000th example.
Aug 11, 2020 - 12:38 PM
The first conforming production flight test Cessna SkyCourier flew for one hour 35 minutes on its inaugural flight.
Leonardo flight support center
Aug 6, 2020 - 3:29 PM
Leonardo broke ground this week on its U.S. Navy TH-73A temporary support facility at the Peter Prince Airport in Milton, FL.
Aug 5, 2020 - 12:15 PM
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the air ambulance industry is holding its own—for now.
inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions course
Aug 4, 2020 - 11:25 AM
Aircraft insurer USAIG customers can now use their $2,500 Safety Bucks To Cover Airbus Helicopters' IIMC Course.
Sikorsky S-92
Aug 3, 2020 - 10:32 AM
Some 39 Sikorsky S-92s, comprising 19 percent of the global market, remain parked during the downturn.
Aug 3, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Changing regulations takes a long time, and there ought to be a simpler way to create mandates for safety improvements.
Bell Nexus
Aug 3, 2020 - 8:54 AM
Bell is using augmented and virtual reality, computer gaming technology, to develop new aircraft.
Jul 31, 2020 - 7:58 AM
GECAS has written down the value of its Milestone Aviation helicopter leasing unit by $729 million.