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Robinson Helicopter Co
2901 Airport Drive,
Torrance, CA 90505
Latitude: 33.7961857 Longitude: -118.3368464
Email Address: [email protected]
This tour is free
Founded in 1973 by Frank Robinson, Robinson Helicopter employs approximately 1000 employees and is currently the world's leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. In addition, Robinson has a factory overhaul program for older aircraft and conducts monthly safety courses for helicopter flight instructors and maintenance technicians. A network of more than 400 service centers of which 126 are authorized dealers provide world-wide service and support.
Robinson is an engineering company that places great emphasis on research and development. Robinson's latest model, the R66 Turbine, was FAA certified on 25 October 2010 and is Robinson's largest and most powerful helicopter. The R66, like its predecessors the R22 and R44 was designed to perform as well or better than its competitors but for a lot less money.
Research continues on the R22 and R44 models to enhance performance and further minimize maintenance. Some of the more recent developments include the pilot-side avionics console, air conditioning and LED technology for strobe and navigation lights. The R44 is offered in a variety of configurations, including the Clipper, outfitted with fixed or pop-out floats, the Police Helicopter, which is fully equipped for airborne law enforcement and the Newscopter specifically designed for high quality live television broadcasting.
Located in Southern California, Robinson's factory was designed and built for helicopter manufacturing. The facility is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art machinery, including CNC (computer numerically controlled) machining centers and CMM (coordinate measuring machines). To maintain the highest quality, most operations including welding, machining, assembly, painting and flight testing are performed at the Torrance facility. In 2010 Robinson added 133,000 sq feet of manufacturing space bringing the company's total manufacturing space to 617,000 sq feet.
Robinson Helicopter Company conducts free Factory Tours every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tours are limited to 12 attendees. Spaces are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Larger groups can be accommodated at the discretion of the Tour Coordinator and spaces are limited to 30 attendees per group. To make a tour reservation or for more information, please contact the Tour Coordinator via phone (310-539-0508) or by email ([email protected]
?No children under the age of 12 will be allowed to attend the Robinson Helicopter Company tour.
?Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointed time to allow for time to set-up and equip each guest with safety equipment and tour guidelines.
?Large groups must arrive at least 10 minutes from the appointed time slot or you must reschedule for a later date.
?All attendees must wear close-toed shoes. Please be advised that the tour involves a considerable amount of walking.
?Cameras are allowed, however, photography will only be permitted at the conclusion of the tour in the flight-test hangar. No photography is allowed throughout the factory portion of the tour.
?RHC is Handicap Accessible. Please inform the Tour Coordinator of special needs when you make your reservation. Robinson does not provide wheelchairs.
Ages 12+ only; Tours limited to 12 (first come first served)
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