Robinson R66 receives Russian certification
March 25, 2013, Torrance, Ca. - On 15 March 2013, the IAC AR, Russia’s FAA equivalent, issued its type certificate for the R66 Turbine. With twenty-two R66 helicopters built and awaiting export to Russia, the long awaited news was a cause for celebration.
By Carey Fredericks
Certification in Russia is an important milestone for the R66. To date, Robinson has received a total of forty-seven R66 orders from Russia. Twenty-two R66s are awaiting export, eighteen are currently in production and scheduled for delivery later this year. Seven R66 demonstrators were delivered to Russia prior to certification.