Robinson Helicopter is pulling out of economic turbulence

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    An interesting story about this helicopter company.

    Robinson Helicopter: Robinson Helicopter is pulling out of economic turbulence - latimes.com

    Robinson Helicopter, known for its low-cost choppers, was nearly grounded by the recession but is poised to soar again with a new CEO, an expanded factory and a new model that's generating buzz.

    The thump-thump-thump of rotor blades above the South Bay is the sound of the world's largest civilian helicopter maker emerging from the economic downturn.

    After two years of layoffs and slumping sales, things are looking up for Robinson Helicopter Co., which for decades has manufactured low-cost helicopters for use by television news operations, banks transporting money between branches and, of course, police departments that depend on them for surveillance and rescue missions.

    The Torrance company has a new chief executive, a book full of orders, an expanded factory and a new five-seat chopper that's generating plenty of buzz in the industry.

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    I remember in mid-1990s these were sold like hot bread, in here there were a lot of r-22 and r-44 used by small enterprises.
     
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