Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company. Born in 1930, Frank passed away on November 12, 2022, at his California home.
Robinson Helicopter Company is displaying an R66 Turbine, R44 Raven II, R44 Cadet, and R66 Newscopter at this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO, March 8-10, in Dallas, TX. All four aircraft are sold and will be delivered immediately following the exhibit.
True Blue Power, the first company to receive FAA TSO certification for lithium-ion batteries, announces the company’s TB17 (17 amp-hour) lithium-ion main ship battery is a standard option on Robinson Helicopter Company’s R44. Weighing only 16 pounds, the TB17 gives R44 operators an additional 13 pounds of useful load compared to the helicopter’s standard lead-acid battery.