Robinson’s R66 light-turbine helicopter has been awarded European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, almost four years after the aircraft was granted FAA certification. EASA awarded the helicopter’s type certificate on May 2, allowing the type to finally be operated under European registers. Most R66s flying in Europe are currently flown with U.S. registrations. EASA has previously been unhappy with the R66’s primary hydraulics system not having a backup in case ...

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