Robinson Helicopter delivered its first two production R44 Cadets to distributor Heliflite Australia. The Cadet received FAA certification in May.
The Cadet features a reduced maximum gross weight of 2200 lb and derated power to provide increased performance margins at high altitudes and extend the time between overhaul from 2200 hours to 2400 hours.
The Cadet's options list includes Garmin’s G500H Flight Display, GTX 335 and 345 transponders
, and GMA 350Hc audio panel. A variety of optional equipment including air conditioning, stability augmentation system with autopilot, and avionics for VFR or IFR training are available.