What are the benefits of buying a Robinson Helicopter?

  • Top-selling aircraft for the last 18 years in the civilian helicopter market
  • Cheaper operating costs
  • Cheaper acquisition costs vs comparable new aircraft
  • Simplicity
  • Clear expectation of upcoming expenses: 50/100hr annual inspections
  • Due to being the top-selling aircraft they have higher resale value & won’t depreciate as much because there is a demand for them
  • Reliability
  • Scheduled maintenance to plan on
  • No maintenance engineer required to travel with aircraft
  • Widespread network of pilots, training, maintenance, and service across the world

What are the benefits of buying an R44?

  • A Simple and reliable helicopter that has been the world’s top-selling aircraft for many years.
  • Most economical helicopter to purchase and operate
  • Raven II performance is significantly better than other piston competitors
  • Worldwide support for maintenance, training and services
  • two blades systems take very little room in hangars
  • maneuverable and good autorotation characteristics
  • Many aftermarket options are available

What are the benefits of buying an R66?

  • Performance.  Check out the performance charts for in and out of ground effect compared to the competitors
  • Low cost to other Turbine helicopters
  • Excellent Tail Rotor Authority
  • Excellent Visibility
  • Wider and more spacious than the R44, Bell 206 and the same width as EC 120
  • Rear seats have an excellent view
  • Rear Baggage Areas allows for additional cargo space or a portion of it can be used for Aux. fuel tank.
  • Lower fuel burn than the competition – burns 20gal/hr
  • two blades systems take very little room in hangars
  • Further range and glide than the R44 in an autorotation
  • Extended fuel range tank, fly for 5+hrs
  • Loaded with options, the R66 is 30% less than buying similarly equipped competitors
  • The cost to purchase options are cheaper than competitors
  • Simple easy to operate and maintain aircraft
  • 100 hour and annual inspections

How do I buy a new Robinson Helicopter?

It is relatively easy for you to order your new helicopter.  Give us a call 403-508-1717 or email luke@r44.ca

  1. Choose your options
    • We will discuss which options you will place on your helicopter. We will suggest which ones you need, which was are nice, and which ones you don’t need.
  2. Sign a few order documents
  3. Transfer the Deposit
    • The order form and deposit is sent to the factory where they then start building your custom helicopter. Once they receive funds they advise of the serial number, expected completion date and last changes date.
    • Deposit for a R66 is 80,000 USD
    • Deposit for a R44 is 40,000 USD
    • Deposit for a R22 is 25,000 USD
  4. Transfer the balance owing.
    • Balance of funds due 30 days prior to completion of the aircraft.
  5. Pick up Helicopter
    • If you would like to accompany us to pick up your helicopter, we would be happy to have you.  We will set up to arrive a day early and grab a hotel room and some food. The next day we will do the paperwork while you are welcome to get a tour of the impressive Robinson factory.  Flying back is dependant on weather and how many stops you want to make, but typically takes us 2- 3 days on average. We have done this flight many times so know of all the breathtaking views and great places to stop.  The trip up is amazing. Over the populated west coast of California to the sandy deserts inland. We fly out of Torrance Califonia, over the sand and rock of Las Vegas, by red rock and mountains in Utah, over plains, old volcanoes and hills of Idaho, mountains and rivers of Montana….a beautiful flight.  
  6. Canadian Import
    • Canadian import will take approximately 3 days where the helicopter receives the Canadian Certificate of Airworthiness and Certificate of Registration.
  7. Go flying!
    • Now you have your helicopter and it is time to enjoy it.

Contact us for the current lead times and delivery schedule.  

When is the Price Increase?

Each year with the Jan 15th price increase, the lead times to extend out.If you get your order in before the annual Jan 15th price increase, you can reserve the previous years pricing. Eg. If you wanted to order a new R66, if the deposit is received prior to Jan 15th, you will have last years pricing. Keep in mind it takes a few days to transfer funds from different banks, so if this is something that interested you, we recommend getting your deposit transferred in December or first thing in January.

What size hangar do I need?

For the R44 you will want a hangar that has a height of 11 feet. 11.5 feet for R66

Both require a depth of 39 feet and width of 8.5 feet.

 

What about getting maintenance done?

Professionally trained and experienced technicians are available across Canada and worldwide at Robinson approved service centers.  Maintenance is simplified, requiring inspections every 50 hours, 100 hours and annually.  Overhauls and major inspections are required every 2200 hours or 12 years whichever comes first.  Regardless for where you are located, we can work with you to find a solution to getting your maintenance completed.