Polish Air Force University adds Robinson R44s
December 13, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to long-time Robinson dealer, PHU Polinar of Poland. PHU Polinar then delivered the aircraft to the Polish Air Force University, marking the first acquisition of American helicopters to be used for military training in Poland.
Founded in 1927, the Polish Air Force University is an accredited, state-owned institution that offers undergraduate degrees for officers in the Polish military and commercial ratings for civilian students.
According to PHU Polinar, the more than 70 Robinson helicopters operating in Poland convinced the state that the R44 is reliable and the right vehicle for its flight training programs.
Both R44s are equipped with a fully integrated glass cockpit featuring Garmin’s GDU 1060 TXi, GTN 750 navigator, GTX 345 transponder with ADS-B In/Out and Spidertracks for real-time tracking.