EASA approval for Robinson R66 Turbine Marine

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued final approval for the R66 Turbine Marine pop-out float installation.

Tests conducted last summer in Spain demonstrated that Robinson’s pop-out float installation meets Sea State 4 requirements. It means the R66 Marine can be used in emergency situations and for commercial operations. Sea State refers to the height, period, and character of waves on the surface of a large body of water.

Robinson R66 Turbine Marine
Robinson’s R66 Turbine Marine with floats stowed and (top) with the floats deployed.

Torrance, California-based Robinson Helicopter said it is looking forward to expanding the Marine’s market throughout Europe.

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