Led by increasing demand for its R66 turbine single, Robinson Helicopter posted strong numbers last year, delivering 517 aircraft, up from 365 in 2011, according to company CEO Kurt Robinson. “Things have definitely picked up,” he told AIN. The total included 191 R66s, 194 R44 Raven IIs, 92 R44 Raven Is and 40 two-seat R22 helicopters. Total employment at the company’s Torrance, Calif. manufacturing plant has increased to 1,300. Currently, the company is producing 12 helicopters per week across… (www.ainonline.com) More...