This helicopter was constructed at Robinson Helicopter's plant in California in 2007, and it was imported to the United Kingdom as G-DIGG
shortly thereafter (privately owned).
The helicopter was imported to Sweden by Scandinavian Helicopter Center
in March 2016, shortly after the arrival of SE-JYL
. It was included in the company's flight school in Västerås.
In July 2016 Helicenter opened a partnership with the helicopter company Jämtlands Flyg. Several R44s belonging to Helicenter, including SE-JYK
, were added to Jämtlands Flyg's fleet in order to facilitate commercial helicopter operations parallel to the flight training.SE-JYK
was exported to Ukraine in July 2017. It was flown to Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, together with a second R44 from Helicenter.