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FAA certifies air conditioning for the R66 Turbine

Robinson Helicopter Company is now delivering the R66 with optional air conditioning. The simple, lightweight system provides air conditioned comfort and reduced humidity throughout the five-seat cabin.

An overhead console provides vents for each seat with 250 CFM total airflow. The 42 lb air conditioner uses the latest automotive refrigerant and has 17,000 BTU/hr cooling capacity. The system is controlled by a toggle switch with low and high fan settings and uses approximately three horsepower during operation. The evaporator and fan are mounted under the aft center seat, preserving all four under-seat baggage compartments. The compressor engages when the fan is switched on and automatically disengages during autorotation entry to maximize glide performance.

The air conditioning option is $23,000 USD. Production of new air conditioned R66 helicopters is underway with the first air conditioned R66 to be on display at this year's Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida. Robinson's R66 dealer, Florida Suncoast, will take delivery of this aircraft after the show.

Press release issued by Robinson Helicopter Company on March 11, 2011


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