Talk about timing: Robinson Helicopter, the company that leads the world in unit production of helicopters, gets the certificate for its new Rolls-Royce RR300-powered R66 — its first turbine model — just as the global economy is showing signs of a turnaround, a competitor exits and key operators are looking for inexpensive lift. Company President and CEO Kurt L. Robinson says that his father — the company’s founder, Frank Robinson — has always made it a habit to think five years ahead. ...


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