Prabhu added two new Robinson R66


15th Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, June 15: Prabhu Helicopter has brought two brand new Turbine Robinson R66 helicopters which is designed and built by Robinson Helicopter Company in California, USA for commercial operations. After the addition of two brand new R66, Prabhu features with five helicopters in its fleet; one R44 and four R66s. According to the officials from Prabhu Helicopter, the aircraft cargo has already arrived Birgunj customs and is expected to reach its base at Pokhara Airport within a couple of days via roadways.

By next week with the Prabhu Engineering team the assembling work of the newly bought chopper test flight will be carried out at Prabhu’s Hangar in Pokhara Airport. For the allocation of Nepalese registration number to the chopper the Company has already been working on the required paper works of CAAN.The company is also planning to provide its service from Kathmandu base in the near and popular destinations for tourist and also conduct medical evacuations.

The R66 Turbine helicopter is the new version R66 which consists of fully integrated glass flight deck and Garmin GDU 1060 TXi PFD/MFD which provides flight information and safety. The five-seated Robinson R66 chopper features with a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and the latest in Robinson technology includes streamlined instrument panels, energy absorbing seats and crashworthy bladder fuel tanks. The chopper is driven by a pair of Rolls Royce RR300 turbo-shaft engine. The RR300 engine operates on readily available Jet A fuel and offers increased reserve power, additional payload and improved altitude performance. Hydraulic controls eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling.