Con riferimento all’incidente che, nella serata di ieri 25 ottobre, ha interessato l’elicottero Robinson R44 marche di identificazione I-OLLI, nei pressi di Cervinia, l’Agenzia nazionale per la sicurezza del volo (ANSV), che ha avviato l’inchiesta di sicurezza di competenza, informa che un proprio investigatore ha già iniziato la raccolta delle prime informazioni necessarie a ricostruirne la dinamica e a individuarne le cause.
Deceduta una delle due persone che erano a bordo dell’aeromobile.
Some new images added to Robinson R22B Beta I-MMAA data sheet. The helicopter was pictured while flying out of Eurotech facility wearing Jetstream Aviation Academy (Greece) titles. Caiolo (SO), August 2020.
On July 29th 2020, Robinson delivered R66 Turbine serial number 1000 to Robinson dealer Les Gillespie of Gardner Aviation (Peachtree City, GA).
FAA-certified in October 2010, the first production R66 was delivered the following month. Since then, the R66 has proven itself on a daily basis. Powered by the Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engine, the R66 recently surpassed 1.2 million flight hours without a single reported in-flight engine failure. This accomplishment demonstrates a level of reliability that exceeds EASA’s stringent requirements for single-engine helicopters. The R66 has also risen to the challenges of flying to the North Pole and circumnavigating the globe multiple times.
“Delivering serial number 1000 demonstrates the R66 is the top performer and leader in its class,” said Robinson president, Kurt Robinson.
Today’s R66 is offered with many options including a cargo hook, lithium-ion battery, fuel flow system, auxiliary fuel tanks, impact resistance windshields, state-of-the-art touchscreen avionics, and a SAS/autopilot. The aircraft is also available in police, news, and float configurations.
When asked about the R66, dealer Les Gillespie said, “Because the R66 can be configured to meet the needs of any pilot or helicopter flight department, it quickly became our number-one selling helicopter.” The aircraft’s new owner, Donovan Valentine of Monarch Helicopters (Nashville, Tennessee) previously owned an R44 and decided to upgrade to an R66 to better serve his tour company.
Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. For more information, visit https://robinsonheli.com.
L’Agenzia nazionale per la sicurezza del volo (ANSV) ha aperto un’inchiesta di sicurezza sull’incidente che, oggi 3 maggio 2019, a Pegognaga (MN), ha coinvolto l’elicottero Robinson R22 marche di identificazione I-GPES. Deceduto il pilota, unico occupante; distrutto l’aeromobile. L’ANSV ha contestualmente disposto l’invio di un investigatore sul luogo dell’evento, per lo svolgimento di un sopralluogo operativo.
Thanks to Alfonso RICCI for this new image of the first “Cadet” registered and operated in Italy. This Robinson R44 Cadet was registered as I-LIDH, earlier in December 2018, and is currently operated by Alidaunia Srl from the mainbase at Foggia Heliport.