Boosted by buoyant sales of the R44 and turbine-powered R66, Robinson is ramping up production to 13 helicopters per week at its Torrance, Calif. manufacturing site. The rate increase means overall annual production could come close to 600 in 2013, exceeding the record-setting 517 helicopters made in 2012. “The economy has been quite a challenge, but interestingly enough it hasn’t impacted us. We’re just carrying on doing our thing,” says company President Kurt Robinson. Although ...
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