Robinson R44

Derived from R22

The Robinson R44 is a four-place light helicopter based on the two-place Robinson R22. The R44 features hydraulically-assisted flight controls.

First flight was March 31, 1990 receiving FAA certification in December 1992. The 1000th R44 was delivered by February 2001. It has been the world's best-selling general aviation (GA) helicopter every year since 1999 and is the most produced GA aircraft of the 21st century with 5,800 deliveries between 2000 and 2017 from Torrance, California


Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-540
Capacity: 1 + 3
Length: (m) 9
Height: (m) 3.3
Blades: 2
Rotor diam.: (m) 10
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 650     Max: 1100
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 200     Max: 240
Range: (km) 560
Ceiling: (m)     Max: 4000
Rate/Climb: (m/min)

Derivatives & Versions

R44 Astro 1992
R44 Police 1997 Raven or Raven II equipped for police duties. : Receives FAA certification in July 1997
R44 Newscopter 1998
R44 Clipper 1999
R44 Raven 2000
R44 II 2002
R44 Raven II 2002
R44 Clipper II 2003
R66 2007 The Robinson 66 is a five-seat turbine-powered helicopter slightly faster and smoother than the previous R44 and it also features a separate c ...
R44 Cadet 2015 A two-place R44 introduced in 2016 developed with the training market in mind. The airframe, rotor system, and power plant are the same as the ...

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