The Robinson R44 is a four-seat light helicopter produced by Robinson Helicopter Company since 1992. Based on the company’s two-seat Robinson R22, the R44 features hydraulically assisted flight controls. It was first flown on 31 March 1990 and received FAA certification in December 1992, with the first delivery in February 1993.
The R44 has been the world’s best-selling general aviation (GA) helicopter every year since 1999. It is the most-produced GA aircraft of the 21st century, with 5,805 deliveries from 2000–2017.
The Robinson R44 is a fast and light helicopter that is ideal for shorter trips. It is powered by a single engine and has two blades on its main rotor and two on its tail. It has an enclosed cabin with two rows of side-by-side seating for a pilot and three passengers.