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R66 production numbers speed past the H120 total

R66 production numbers speed past the H120 total

Robinson Helicopter Co registered serial number 0690 on 9th October (it’s N959BC, if you want to check). This is a landmark achievement in the five-seat single-turbine world as it is the point where the total passes the production to date of the EC120 (now H120).  See also our comparison article between these two types from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-15

Enstrom Adds Dealers, Continues Innovation

Enstrom Adds Dealers, Continues Innovation

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce three new Enstrom dealers: DSA a.s., in the Czech Republic, Hi-Tech Helicopters, Inc. in North Carolina, and Indiana Helicopters in Indiana. “All three are well-established companies and will enhance our market presence for these regions,” said Orlando Alaniz, director of sales and marketing at Enstrom. “We are looking… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 17-Jul-14

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Glass Panel Display STC for Enstrom Helicopters Nears Final Approval

Glass Panel Display STC for Enstrom Helicopters Nears Final Approval

Aspen STC, Inc. in partnership with Alternative Avionics today announced they have passed the flight test phase of the FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process with Aspen Avionics’ Evolution EFD 1000H Pro Primary Flight Display, and EFD 500H/1000H Multi-Function Displays. The STC will cover installation in most Enstrom helicopter models. Aspen STC, Inc. designed the… Read more »

Source: Aspen STC, 22-Feb-14

Brazil and Argentina update Enstrom 480 certification

Brazil and Argentina update Enstrom 480 certification

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has received updated type certification in both Brazil and Argentina. The Brazil Agência Nacional de Aviaçáo Civil issued a Type Certificate for the Enstrom 480 and 480B helicopters. This certification update includes several options that were not previously available. The Brazilian Type Certificate is now current with the FAA Type Certificate. “Brazilian… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 28-Oct-13

L-3’s Trilogy ESI selected by Enstrom for 480B

L-3’s Trilogy ESI selected by Enstrom for 480B

L-3 Aviation Products (AP) announced today that Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has selected its Trilogy™ ESI-2000 Electronic Standby Instrument as an additional safety feature option for the 480B helicopter platform. “The Trilogy ESI complements the new Enstrom glass panel by mirroring the layout of the primary display,” said Ralph DeMarco, vice president of sales and marketing… Read more »

Source: L-3 Aviation Products, 22-Oct-13

Menominee City Council decision helps Enstrom

Menominee City Council decision helps Enstrom

Later in the meeting the council voted unanimously in support of extending the Industrial Development District and also agreed to adopt a resolution to schedule a public hearing to provide Enstrom an industrial facilities and personal property tax exemption. see full story

Source: EHExtra, 17-Jul-13

Nine new customers in China for Enstrom

Nine new customers in China for Enstrom

Enstrom’s new Chinese owners – Chongqing Machinery & Electronics Holdings – have announced that they have sold new helicopters at a recent regional trade fair to nine customers. Six are “letter of intent” for private owners, while the other three are signed orders for their local City Administration Bureau, Municipal Public Security Bureau, and the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-May-13

Enstrom provides update on their new owners

Enstrom provides update on their new owners

As of December 27, 2012, Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co., Ltd (CQHIC), located in Chongqing, China has acquired Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, moving from one foreign owner to another. CQHIC is focused on helping Enstrom expand its reach into China and the rest of the world.The number of helicopters in Asia represents only a small percent of… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 07-Mar-13

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Argentina certifies Enstrom 480B

Argentina certifies Enstrom 480B

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has been working on achieving certification for the 480B in Argentina. The application was completed May 1, 2012, and since then it has been an ongoing process to complete the validation. During the process, Enstrom created a dedicated Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement for Argentina. Six officials from the Administración Nacional de Aviación… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 06-Mar-13

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Enstrom selects Garmin G1000H for 480B

Enstrom selects Garmin G1000H for 480B

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has selected the G1000H all-glass, integrated flight deck for its 480B helicopter model. The new 480B flight deck was introduced today at the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. “The Enstrom 480B is… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 05-Mar-13

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Rolls-Royce delivers 31,000th M250 engine to Enstrom

Rolls-Royce delivers 31,000th M250 engine to Enstrom

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has delivered the 31,000th M250 engine to Enstrom Helicopter Corporation for installation in a 480B training helicopter destined for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force. The Rolls-Royce M250 engine line has amassed an impressive 223 million flight hours over the past 50 years of operation and has been continuously… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 05-Mar-13

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New owners at Enstrom Helicopter Corp

New owners at Enstrom Helicopter Corp

As of Dec. 27, 2012, Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co., Ltd (CQHIC), located in Chongqing, China has acquired Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, moving from one foreign owner to another. Chongqing is the fourth largest metropolitan area in China. CQHIC is focused on helping Enstrom expand its reach into China and the rest of the world.  The number… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 10-Jan-13

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Japan accepts 10th of 30 Enstrom 480s

Japan accepts 10th of 30 Enstrom 480s

Representatives from Japan visited Enstrom the week of October 22, 2012 to accept their last delivery for the year.  This delivery marks eight aircraft for the year, completing a total 10 out of a contracted 30 TH-480B helicopters that have been delivered.  The turbine powered aircraft will be used by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 01-Nov-12

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Enstrom refreshes website

Enstrom refreshes website

Enstrom Helicopter underwent a website redesign in the early part of summer this year.  Enstrom teamed up with Burnham Richards, a brand elevation company out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, to complete the upgrade.  The goal of the redesign of the website is to make the page easier to navigate, more interactive, and easier to find… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 19-Oct-12

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Enstrom delivers last of 16 480Bs to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom delivers last of 16 480Bs to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently completed delivery of 16 480B turbine training/utility helicopters for the Royal Thai Army (RTA).  The deliveries were completed on budget, and ahead of contracted requirements. “I am extremely proud of our team,” said Enstrom’s President & CEO, Jerry Mullins.  “From contract signing to final delivery we completed this program in just… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 28-Aug-12

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Gardner Aviation Services completes 3 Enstrom 480B Garmin G-500H upgrades

Gardner Aviation Services completes 3 Enstrom 480B Garmin G-500H upgrades

Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) subsidiary Gardner Aviation Services (GAS), announces the completion of its 3rd Enstrom 480B Garmin G-500H installation and Avionics upgrade.  The Rotorcraft Services Division (RSD) performed the upgrade for Denver, Colorado based Mountain One Helicopters.  The RSD provides Helicopter-specific Avionics Upgrades/Installs, Airframe Maintenance, and MRO services at GAS’ 35,000 square foot facilities located… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 12-Apr-12

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Enstrom 480B spray system certified in China

Enstrom 480B spray system certified in China

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation and Isolair Inc. recently received Chinese certification for the Innovator II 3900-480 spray system.  The lightweight system fits all Enstrom 480 and 480B models, and can be quickly installed or removed for ease of use.  The launch customer in China for the Isolair spray system was long time Enstrom customer Wuhan Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 10-Apr-12

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Sandel avionics chosen for Enstrom 480 fleet in Japan

Sandel avionics chosen for Enstrom 480 fleet in Japan

Sandel Avionics has announced it has been chosen by the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) to provide its 3-ATI SN3500 Primary Navigation Display and SG102 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) with unique Reversionary Attitude Display mode for a fleet of 30 new Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters purchased by the JGSDF. A representative of the… Read more »

Source: Sandel Avionics, 20-Mar-12

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Japan signs for another 28 Enstrom TH-480s

Japan signs for another 28 Enstrom TH-480s

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract today for the follow on 28 aircraft contract with their Representative, Aero Facility Co. Ltd., of Japan, at the HAI convention.   This signing, which took place on Feb. 13, 2012 at the Enstrom display, follows a contract awarding the aircraft between the Japanese government and Enstrom’s Japanese representative.  The… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 13-Feb-12

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16th birthday first solo on turbine and piston helicopters

16th birthday first solo on turbine and piston helicopters

A Cheltenham Schoolboy celebrated his 16th birthday today, 26 January 2012, with a helicopter flight from Gloucestershire Airport – with a difference! Ollie Chadwick made two unaccompanied ‘solo’ flights, one in a jet turbine helicopter and one in a piston engine helicopter – believed to be a ‘record’. 16 is the youngest permitted age for… Read more »

Source: Gloucestershire Airport, 27-Jan-12

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Enstrom delivers four more 480s to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom delivers four more 480s to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently shipped four new 480B turbine helicopters to Thailand. The helicopters are part of a program for 16 training/utility helicopters for the Royal Thai Army. Enstrom has already delivered six helicopters, and these have entered service for the RTA. “This is an exciting time for Enstrom,” said Enstrom’s President & CEO, Jerry… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 13-Dec-11

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Enstrom appoints new dealer in China

Enstrom appoints new dealer in China

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Zuhai Business Aviation Center as an Enstrom helicopter dealer in China. Located in Guandong Province, Zuhai BAC will now sell, service and operate Enstrom helicopters along with their well-established, fixed-wing business. To inaugurate the dealership, Zuhai BAC has placed orders for a new 280FX and… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 31-Oct-11

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Enstrom delivers first 280FX in four years

Enstrom delivers first 280FX in four years

Across the industry we have seen different signs of the global recession affecting us in many different ways.  One of the most tangible demonstrations of this is in new helicopter production, something that HeliHub.com monitors closely. One of the helicopter types we have identified is the piston-engined Enstrom 280FX.  The most recent serial number was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-11

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Enstrom expects Japanese signature by January

Enstrom expects Japanese signature by January

Enstrom has recently shipped the second of two 480Bs to the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force.  It will now go through some local configuration and Enstrom’s Sales Director Tracy Beigler expects it in service around February 2012. The first aircraft has been operating very successfully, and Mr Beigler told HeliHub.com at Helitech that he expects… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Oct-11

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First three Enstrom 480s deliverd to Royal Thai Army

First three Enstrom 480s deliverd to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has delivered the first three, of a total of 16, 480B turbine training/utility helicopters to the Royal Thai Army. The delivery took place at the Royal Thai Army air base in Lop Buri, Thailand, and was followed by an official acceptance ceremony, blessing, and aerial parade for the Royal Thai Army’s top… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 02-Aug-11

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Enstrom 480B certified in China

Enstrom 480B certified in China

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has recently received CAAC civil type certification of the 480B turbine helicopter in China. The 480B joins 3 other models of Enstrom helicopters now certified in China, including the current production piston powered 280FX. The program included a week long visit by CAAC officials to Enstrom’s factory in Menominee, MI. “We’ve had… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 18-Jul-11

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Enstrom sells spraying 480 to China’s Wuhan Helicopters

Enstrom sells spraying 480 to China’s Wuhan Helicopters

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has recently signed a Purchase Agreement with Wuhan Helicopters in China for a 480B turbine helicopter.  The state of the art aircraft will be equipped with a Garmin GPS system, an Isolair agricultural spraying system, and a Safe Flight Powerline Detection System. Enstrom has a long history with Wuhan Helicopters and China. … Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 23-Mar-11

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Enstrom begins Royal Thai Army aircraft production

Enstrom begins Royal Thai Army aircraft production

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation would like to announce that the first three, of a contracted sixteen, 480B advanced turbine training helicopters for the Royal Thai Army have been completed at the Enstrom factory.  The aircraft have been equipped with a number of advanced features, including NVG compatible cockpits, Chelton EFIS systems, and dual Wulfsberg RT-5000 tactical… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 22-Mar-11

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Enstrom signs purchase agreement for second JGSDF helicopter

Enstrom signs purchase agreement for second JGSDF helicopter

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has signed a purchase agreement with Aero Facility Co. Ltd., Enstrom’s representative in Japan, for the second of a planned 30 TH-480B turbine training helicopter procurement for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.  The agreement, signed at Enstrom’s Booth during the HAI Expo in Orlando, FL, calls for delivery of the aircraft… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 11-Mar-11

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Safe Flight begins delivery of Powerline Detection System for Thai Enstrom 480s

Safe Flight begins delivery of Powerline Detection System for Thai Enstrom 480s

Safe Flight Instrument has begun delivery of its Powerline Detection System (PDS) to Enstrom for installation on three Enstrom 480B model helicopters scheduled to be supplied to the Royal Thai Army in the first quarter of 2011. The addition of Safe Flight’s Powerline Detection System was a key component in the contract award to provide… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 18-Oct-10

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Enstrom flies first 480B for JGSDF training programme

Enstrom flies first 480B for JGSDF training programme

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has completed the first day of flying for the first 480B helicopter destined for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Pilot Training Programme. “The first day could not have gone better”, said Jerry Mullins, President and CEO of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation.  “All necessary flight performance requirements were met and Production Flight… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 30-Aug-10

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Japanese Ground Self Defence Force orders 30 Enstrom 480Bs

Japanese Ground Self Defence Force orders 30 Enstrom 480Bs

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has recently been chosen by the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force to supply the next generation of training helicopters for the JGSDF Pilot Training Program. The program calls for the first evaluation helicopter to be delivered in 2010, with a total of 30 aircraft to be delivered by 2014. Enstrom was chosen… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 12-Mar-10

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Enstrom Wins Royal Thai Army Training Program

Enstrom Wins Royal Thai Army Training Program

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation would like to announce that they will be providing 16 480B advanced turbine training helicopters for the Royal Thai Army. The 480B was selected in a competitive bidding process that included aircraft from 7 different major manufacturers. In October Enstrom hosted a delegation of officials from the Royal Thai Army led by… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 26-Feb-10

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Asia orders boost Enstrom business

Asia orders boost Enstrom business

Enstrom is finalising an order for 16 480Bs to the Royal Thai Army, and up to 30 to Japan’s Self Defense Force

Source: AIN, 22-Feb-10

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Dean Louck’s Enstrom design to feature at Heli-Expo 2010

Dean Louck’s Enstrom design to feature at Heli-Expo 2010

Pilots looking to make a personal or professional statement with their helicopter, plane-or any other toy–need look no further than the Heli-Expo in Houston.  Renowned painter Dean Loucks will display ways to “Bling Your Bird” at the Heli-Expo, February 20-23 as the exemplary paint scheme for this prestigious brand. When Loucks purchased his own Enstrom… Read more »

Source: Dean Loucks, 18-Feb-10

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Enstrom to use Safe Flight power line unit

Enstrom to use Safe Flight power line unit

Instrument maker Safe Flight has won a contract to supply its Powerline Detector to Enstrom 480B helicopters for the Thai army. The contract, awarded by Enstrom Helicopter Corp., means Safe Flight’s unit will be sold to all other Enstrom 480 and 480B operators as a production option or as a retrofit.

Source: UPI, 30-Oct-09

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Enstrom Operator Receives Part 135

Enstrom Operator Receives Part 135

Enstrom recently announced that Aircraft Charter Services, a subsidiary company of Goshen Air Center, has added an Enstrom 480B to their charter certificate. Goshen Air Center, located in Goshen, IN, is one of Enstrom’s premier US dealers in the region.

Source: Vertical, 05-May-09

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India’s Monarch Aviation orders two more Enstrom 480s

Source: Vertical, 10-Mar-09

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Ukraine Takes Flight With Enstrom

Source: Vertical, 10-Mar-09

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Enstrom Gears Up In Bulgaria

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Mar-09

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Profile of India’s Indra Air, based in Chennai

Source: Express Buzz, 08-Mar-09

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Profile: Indonesian Police Helicopter Operations

Source: Jakarta Globe, 04-Mar-09

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International buyers give Enstrom a boost

Source: AIN, 24-Feb-09

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Enstrom Delivers Cutting Edge Helicopter

Source: Vertical Magazine, 05-May-08

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Enstrom delivers three 480B Helicopters to Mexico

Source: Vertical Magazine, 25-Apr-08

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