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Robinson Helicopter Sees Sales Recovery in 2017

AINonline recently reported "Robinson Helicopter's 2016 annual delivery numbers dropped sharply from 2015, but the company expects this year’s numbers to climb. Last year Robinson delivered 234 aircraft, down from 347 the previous year. The delivery mix included 63 R66 turbine singles, 114 R44 Raven IIs, 26 R44 Raven Is, 12 Cadets and 19 R22s. That compares with 2015 deliveries that included 117 R66s, 152 R44 Raven IIs, 44 R44 Raven Is and 34 R22s."

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Article excerpts:  "While delivery numbers were down, the average unit price sold increased substantially, thanks to customer-specified options such as the Garmin G500H avionics package with the Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS Autopilot and now the recently announced availability of the HeliSas autopilot on the R44 when equipped with the Aspen Avionics EFD 1000H primary flight display. 'Our sales may have been down,' said CEO Kurt Robinson, 'but the people who are buying aircraft are buying them fairly loaded. They are putting all the bells and whistles on them.'"

About Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems is a leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil aircraft manufacturers and operators. With a diverse and growing product line, Genesys Aerosystems’ avionics systems can be offered as stand-alone components or integrated to provide an entire cockpit solution. Its synthetic vision Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) revolutionized flight crew situational awareness and safety and is now approved on more than 700 models of aircraft and helicopters. Genesys Aerosystems’ newest Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot (HeliSAS) adds to the company’s extensive offerings of S-TEC autopilot solutions and brings added safety to light piston and turbine helicopters. For more information, visit:

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Jamie Luster

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