What sets the R66 apart is its spacious luggage compartment with a capacity of 300 lbs, and its Turbine Rolls Royce RR300 engine. This turbine runs on readily available Jet A fuel and offers increased power, additional payload and improved altitude performance. Hydraulic controls allow very responsive handling.
The R66 Marine Turbine, equipped with removable floats, offers an extra level of safety for movements over water. Designed for emergencies, six-chamber floats inflate within 2-3 seconds of activation. The installation adds about 65 pounds to the empty weight of the helicopter. When not in use, the floats wind up and fit into protective covers along the skids. The streamlined design minimizes drag and allows easy entry and exit from the cab.
The R66 complies with the latest FAA regulations for impact resistance.