The Rolls-Royce RR300, the engine powering the Robinson R66 helicopter, has accumulated 1 million hours in service. Frank Robinson announced the simultaneous launch of his company’s first turbine-powered model and of the engine, a compact derivative of the M250, that would make it possible in 2007. The helicopter was certified and began service three years later. Since that time, the R66 fleet has grown to nearly 1,000 helicopters units. Kurt Robinson, president of the company his ...

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