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ROBINSON R-44

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R44
Aircraft
Name R-44
Manufacturer ROBINSON
Wing Rotary
Position Two-blade main rotor
Tail Two-blade tail rotor
WTC Light
Type code H1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Position Above cabin
Landing gear Skids
Mass group 1


Manufacturered as:

ROBINSON Clipper
ROBINSON Astro
ROBINSON R-44 Astro
ROBINSON R-44 Clipper
ROBINSON Raven
ROBINSON R-44 Raven


ROBINSON R-44

ROBINSON R-44 ROBINSON R-44 3D

Description

The Robinson R44 is a four-place light helicopter produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company since 1992. Based on the company's two-place Robinson ROBINSON R-22, the R44 features hydraulically-assisted flight controls. The R44 was first flown on 31 March 1990, and received FAA certification in December 1992, with the first delivery in February 1993.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.1 m33.136 ft
Length 9 m29.528 ft
Height 3.3 m10.827 ft
Powerplant 1 x Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5 6 cylinder, flat engine with fuel injection, 245 bhp (183 kW)
Engine model Lycoming O-540

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 113 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 1000 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 11001,100 kg
1.1 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL140 ROD ft/min APC
WTC L Range 350350 nm
648,200 m
648.2 km
2,126,640.422 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving R44

  • D328 / R44, Bern Switzerland, 2012 (On 2 June 2012, a Dornier 328 and a commercially-operated Robinson R44 helicopter came into close proximity within the airport perimeter whilst both were departing from Bern in VMC as cleared. The Investigation attributed the conflict to inappropriate issue of clearances by the controller in a context of an absence of both a defined final approach and take off area and fixed departure routes to the three designated departure points.)