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Robinson R44
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D-HALF Robinson R44 Raven II c/n 12544 - Air Lloyd - Flugplatz Emden in Germany - 23 July 2014 Flugplatz Emden (EDWE)

The Robinson R44 Raven II is a four-seat light utility helicopter powered by a single fuel-injected, angle-valve, tuned-induction, Lycoming IO-540 piston engine. The Robinson R44 is built and developed by the Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance, California. Design of the Model R44 began in 1985. The first prototype flew on 31 March 1990 and the second in January 1991. Sales efforts got under way in March 1992 at a base price of 235.000 US-Dollars. FAA Type Certification for the R44 Astro was achieved on 10 December 1992, and the first Robinson R44 Astro was delivered in February 1993. In 2000, the R44 Astro was replaced as the main production model by the hydraulically-assisted R44 Raven. The development from the first R44 Astro in 1993, via the R44 Raven I to the first R44 Raven II delivered in 2002, has been remarkable. For the pilot the most important difference is the conversion from a carbureted engine on the Astro to injection and hydraulic controls on the Raven II. Over 6500 of the four-seat Model R44s are delivered to customers all over the world. The ICAO Aircraft Type Designator for the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter is R44.

On 20 November 2008, permit to fly with registration D-HALF was issued for Robinson R44 Raven II s/n 12544. In 2009, the helicopters was registered D-HALF in Germany with Air Lloyd Deutsche Helikopter Flugservice GmbH, Bonn/Hangelar. On 23 July 2014, the 2008-built Robinson R44 Raven II D-HALF was seen at the fuelstation platform of Flugplatz Emden, Germany. On 8 January 2020, the Robinson R44 Raven II was registered OO-RED in Belgium with Roecuir at Kortrijk-Wevelgem.

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