Robinson: ‘Pickup in Orders Worldwide’

By Staff Writer | March 24, 2011

Torrance, Calif.-based Robinson Helicopter is coming off a “pretty good” year, producing 162 helicopters in 2010. And signs are pointing up for a recovery worldwide in demand. “One-hundred sixty-two. That’s pretty good, kind of like the old days, so we’re not complaining at all and we have lots of orders coming in for the R66,” said company founder (and now retired) Frank Robinson. His son and CEO Kurt Robinson noted that sales were down at the same time a year ago, with an inventory instead of a backlog. But when things are down the most, that’s when the recovery begins, he added, noting that sales started to increase in late 2010.
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