Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Robinson R66 Turbine to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.
Announced in 2007, the R66 Turbine is a follow up to the venerable R44.
The R66 is a turbine-powered five-place helicopter designed to take on the likes of the Bell 206. Powered by the Rolls-Royce RR300, an engine specifically designed for the R66, the new helicopter is slightly faster than the R44. The new engine provides the R66 with power reserves, especially in hot and high operations compared to the R44.
The R66 is also the first Robinson helicopter to feature a separate cargo area. Overall, the R66 is slightly bigger in all dimensions than the R44. The two-bladed rotor design is retained as well as the T-bar cyclic.
Leather seats, HID landing lights and a stereo audio control panel are standard.
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