Enstrom Helicopter Corporation transferred ownership of 4 new 480B turbine helicopters to the Royal Thai Army (RTA) on January 20th in Lop Buri, Thailand.Â This acceptance brings the total number of aircraft operated by the RTA to 10, of the 16 training/utility helicopters contracted for the Royal Thai Army.
The 480Bs were purchased to provide entry level, turbine, training for the RTA.Â â€œThe program is progressing very well,â€ said Enstromâ€™s President & CEO, Jerry Mullins.Â â€œThe RTA is certainly putting the aircraft through its paces.Â All 10 aircraft are in full training mode and the aviation department is very pleased with the product and the support of Enstrom and its representatives.â€
The delivery program is nearing completion as the final two deliveries will be accepted by the second quarter of this year. Â â€œThe support infrastructure, which is bolstered by Enstromâ€™s representation, M-Landarch Inc., is helping Enstrom, and the RTA, enjoy great success with this program, â€œsaid Tracy Biegler, Enstromâ€™s Director of Sales and Marketing.Â â€œWith the final deliveries scheduled to be completed this summer, Enstrom is looking forward to moving into the next phase of this relationship where we will continue to demonstrate our unsurpassed Product Support capability to the RTA.â€
Enstrom is represented in Asia by Blake & DeJong Ltd., and in Thailand by M-Landarch Inc.Â For more information on Blake & DeJong Ltd., please contact [email protected].Â For more information on M-Landarch Inc, please visit www.m-landarch.com.
Founded in 1959, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation manufactures a complete line of helicopters. The three-seat, piston-powered F28F and 280FX are popular training, sport, and light commercial aircraft. The larger turbine-powered 480B is available as a three-place advanced trainer and patrol aircraft, or as a three to five place executive transport. For law enforcement applications Enstrom produces a specialized variant of the 480B, known as the Guardian, and the F28F, called the Sentinel. Enstrom can be found on the Internet at www.enstromhelicopter.com.