Heli Air is pleased to announce that Robinson Helicopter Company’s float option for its 5-place Robinson R66 has now received EASA certification.
Designated the Robinson R66 Turbine Marine, the R66 pop-out float option is similar to the R44 Clipper pop-out float option (in fact, the same float tubes are used) and like the Clipper, the R66 Turbine Marine offers an additional level of safety for over-water operations.
The float option adds approximately 65 pounds to the helicopter’s empty weight. When not in use, the float tubes stow in low-profile protective covers along the landing gear skids minimizing drag and allowing easy cabin entry and exit.
Primarily used in emergencies, the floats activate by a lever on the pilot’s collective and inflate within 2 to 3 seconds allowing the pilot to make an immediate water landing if necessary.
For more information contact the Heli Air sales department by e-mail on Brian.Kane@heliair.com, or call us on 01789 470 476. As the largest UK dealer, Heli Air offers excellent management, maintenance, leaseback and hangarage plans for the Robinson Helicopter range.
Please also click on the following link to the R66 Turbine Marine brochure.