The Robinson R66 Turbine
The ROBINSON R66 TURBINE is a five seat helicopter that incorporates many of the design features of its reputable predecessor, the Robinson R44, including a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and an open interior cabin configuration, but with significant improvements in performance, comfort, and safety through the factory fitted engine monitoring system.
New Robinson R66 Turbine Specifications & Performance
- 5 seats
- Large luggage compartment
- 120kts cruise speed
- Effiecient 19GPH fuel consumption (RR300 Turbine Engine)
- Low Operating Costs
- Increased reserve power and altitude performance
- Excellent Autorotation Performance
- Two rotor blade system allowing cheaper storage than 3 or 4 blade equivalents
- Factory Fitted Engine Monitoring System
Robinson R66 Turbine Operating Costs
With very low operating costs and excellent reliability, the Robinson R66 is the perfect private and commercial helicopter combination. The Robinson R66 combines a high cruise speed of 120 kts with a very low fuel consumption, meaning extra low fuel costs and low fuel emissions. Low maintenance and running costs make the R66 the perfect helicopter solution.
Buy a Robinson R66 Turbine with Heli Air
Heli Air is the most experienced Robinson R66 operator in Europe, boasting the first European rated R66 examiner as well as the most experienced maintenance team. When buying an R66 with Heli Air, you can have the piece of mind that you and your R66 will be looked after by the most knowledgeable and professional team. Heli Air is the UK distributor for the Robinson R66, and we can offer excellent packages for you including:
Helicopter Leaseback revenue
- Additional pilot services
- Advanced flying courses
G500H Avionics Display System – improving situational awareness / significantly reducing risk
The G500H is a combination of Primary Flight Display and Multifunction Display (PFD/MFD) that provides flight instrument, moving map navigation and situational awareness information on dual screens.
Installed in the R66 within a new, purpose designed instrument panel that also retains all required traditional instruments, the dual 6.5″ LCD screens provide attitude, airspeed, altitude, climb rate and course/heading information along with detailed moving-map graphics showing the helicopter’s current position in relation to ground features, chart data, navaids and flight plan routings.
A Garmin GTN 750 GPS / Com navigator is required with the G500H and is installed just below the PFD/MFD on the new instrument panel within easy reach of either pilot seat.
HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System – improving safety / reducing workload
Once equipped with Garmin G500H system, the HeliSAS autopilot may also be added to European R66s.
In its primary mode, the autopilot functions as a stability augmentation system by applying corrective inputs to the cyclic in order to maintain fixed pitch and roll attitude. Only light force on the cyclic is required to override or “fly through” the system, so it can be left engaged continuously while still allowing the pilot to manoeuvre comfortably. Additional autopilot modes are heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking (VOR or GPS) and approach navigation (including vertical guidance). The autopilot does not provide any collective or pedal inputs.
Call the BEA Pilot Club on on +44 (0) 1494 529 261 for more details about the BEA Pilot Club or e-mail Brian.Kane@HeliAir.com if you are interested in buying a Robinson R66 helicopter.