Robinson Helicopter Company Pilot Wing
Zamperini Field, Torrance, CA 1973-Current
The company was founded in 1973 by Frank Robinson, a former employee of Bell Helicopter and Hughes Helicopters. Since delivering its first helicopter in 1979, Robinson Helicopter has produced over 10,000 aircraft. The Robinson Helicopter Company is a manufacturer of civil helicopters. Robinson produces three models — the two-seat R22, the four-seat R44, both of which use Lycoming piston engines, and the five-seat R-66, which uses a turbine engine. Robinson also produces the Robinson Helipad, a modular helipad designed for light helicopters.