Robinson Helicopter Co. has delivered its 500th R66, just three and a half years after the FAA awarded certification to the five-place helicopter, the Torrance, Calif., manufacturer’s first turbine-powered machine. The milestone helicopter was delivered March 14 to Aviamarket, a Russian dealer. Aviamarket put the aircraft’s capabilities to the test last year, first in April when company pilots landed an R66 at the North Pole, and again in September when the company organized a ...

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