Robinson, now focused on production as a top priority in 2012, produced 356 helicopters in 2011, more than double the 2010 production of 162. There is a 400-aircraft backlog of orders for 2012.
Rotorcraft produced in 2011 include 212 R44s, 88 R66s, and 56 R22s.
While the R44 is Robinson’s top-selling helicopter, there are more than 360 orders for the R66 turbine model that was certified by the FAA in October 2010.
The company has expanded its manufacturing space and is continuing to increase its workforce. Other priorities for 2012 include foreign validation of the R66 and FAA certification of new options for the R66 including floats and a police version.