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OO-PME Robinson R44 Raven I c/n 1692 - Paramount Helicopters - Schaffen-Diest aerodrome in Belgium - 11 August 2007 Schaffen-Diest aerodrome (EBDT)

The Robinson R44 Raven I is a light utility helicopter for up to 1 crew and 3 passengers, powered by a single carburetted Lycoming O-540-F1B5 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. Today the four-seat Model R44 is the world's most popular helicopter of which already over 6300 are delivered to customers all over the world. The ICAO Aircraft Type Designator for the R44 Raven I helicopters is R44.

On 2 January 2007, Paramount Helicopters NV at Diest/Webbekom reserved the registration OO-PME in Belgium for the Robinson R44 Raven I s/n 1692. On 14 March 2007, the Robinson was registered OO-PME with Paramount Helicopters NV, Diest. On 5 June 2008, Robinson Raven I OO-PME was registered with Web R Publicité, Mouscron. When seen, Robinson R44 Raven I OO-PME was operated by Paramount Helicopters on sightseeingtours during the International Old Timer Fly-in 2007 at Schaffen-Diest airfield in Belgium.

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