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Heli-Expo 2012: Robinson celebrates a bumper 2011

12th February 2012 - 23:16 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Dallas, US

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Robinson is looking at increasing production rates of its R66 turbines after a bumper year of orders.

Speaking at the company's Heli-Expo press conference on 12 February, Kurt Robinson, CEO and president of Robinson Helicopter, said 2011 was 'a very good year' with production not only doubling compared to 2010 but also allowing the building of a comfortable backlog of around 640 helicopters.

Robinson said the company was currently building around four R66 Turbines a week but he was looking at boosting that number to around six and it was possible that could increase further to eight or even ten

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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