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10-May-17 N480W Enstrom 480 Pfunders, Italy (1F)

Helicopter had started the day in Pisa, flying north and refuelling at Bolzano.  On next leg to Salzburg it encountered some difficulties and one report suggests it was on fire before reaching the ground and burning out in a ravine.  Sole occupant pilot fatally injured – reported as a 75 year old Austrian national

10-May-17

Enstrom 180 resumes Flight Testing

Enstrom 180 resumes Flight Testing

An Enstrom Helicopter N180TH had a problematic landing in February. The main rotor was destroyed when a rotor struck a utility pole, forcing an emergency landing. After investigation it as found that flight test equipment in the main drive was faulty, causing the engine to be disconnected from the drive train. Aviation Today reports that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Oct-16

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Enstrom TH-180 certification flights resume

Enstrom TH-180 certification flights resume

On Thursday May 26th, Enstrom resumed flight testing of the TH-180 with the second prototype – N181TH, seen in photos here. The aircraft was flown by Enstrom test pilot and Senior Technical Fellow, William Taylor.  Taylor took the aircraft through a standard production-type acceptance, including all the hover and forward flight checks such as tracking… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-16

Enstrom signs new 5-year agreement for M250 engines

Enstrom signs new 5-year agreement for M250 engines

Rolls-Royce and Enstrom Helicopter Corporation have signed a new agreement to provideRolls-Royce M250 engines for the versatile 480B helicopter. The 480B is Enstrom’s flagship turbine helicopter, known for its combination of safety, stability, comfort and value. The five-seat aircraft serves as a military trainer, and is well suited for law enforcement, emergency medical and commercial, agricultural… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 02-Mar-16

Enstrom confident they can keep TH-180 on schedule

Enstrom confident they can keep TH-180 on schedule

On February 12th, Enstrom Helicopter N180TH, the prototype TH-180 experienced a mechanical problem and made a forced landing.  During the landing, the rotor struck a wooden utility pole, cutting off the pole and destroying the main rotor blades.  The pilot, the only person on board, was uninjured.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a piece of flight… Read more »

Source: TH180, 01-Mar-16

Heli-Expo 2016 Preview

Heli-Expo 2016 Preview

Heli-Expo is almost upon us, and it is a good time to both reflect on the year since the last event and look ahead to the future – hoping that we can see an improvement to give us a warm feeling inside. We look for new models being revealed, contracts being announced, the camaraderie of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Feb-16

Enstrom TH-180 prototype has test flight accident

Enstrom TH-180 prototype has test flight accident

The sole Enstrom TH-180 development aircraft N180TH [pictured] had an accident on Friday, coming down in a residential area close to Marinette Twin County Airport in Menominee, Michigan where the manufacturer is based.  The helicopter hit a power pole and some tree branches on 14th Avenue and crashed right-side up at 18th Street and 15th… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-16

12-Feb-16 N180TH Enstrom TH-180 Menominee, US-Michigan

Test flight accident, coming down in residential area 600m short of runway 32 at Marinette Twin County Airport

12-Feb-16

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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

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09-Sep-15 G-IGHH Enstrom 280 Aldbury, UK

Helicopter struck and cut powercables on take-off, crashing in the field below shortly after, minor injuries to the pilot.  Helicopter rolled over and ended up on its rotorhead

09-Sep-15

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Continuing Development of the Enstrom TH180

Continuing Development of the Enstrom TH180

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is continuing flight testing on the new TH180 helicopter.  Originally announced at the 2014 HAI show, Enstrom has since taken a number of signed MOUs  on the new helicopter designed for the ab-initio flight training, light commercial, and private owner market. “We are into the envelope expansion phase,” said Enstrom test pilot… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 17-Aug-15

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22-Jul-15 G-BYKF Enstrom 28F Dunkeswell, UK

Details to be confirmed, but reported “in a nose down attitude in the business park”

22-Jul-15

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19-Jul-15 N280CH Enstrom 280FX Carlingford, Ireland

Heavy landing, and likely “unscheduled”.  Main blades damaged and available photo shows some damage on starboard side.  Skids not visible in long grass and nose of helicopter almost hit dry stone wall.

19-Jul-15

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21-Jun-15 C-FQGY Enstrom 280C Sidney, Canada

The helicopter was landing on an unprepared, deeply cultivated field. During the vertical landing, the left skid settled into the soft ground and the helicopter entered into a dynamic rollover. There was substantial damage to the helicopter. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. CADORS 2015C2439

21-Jun-15

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14-Jun-15 N51778 Enstrom F28C Romeoville, US-Illinois

Rolled over on landing

14-Jun-15

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05-Jun-15 Enstrom F280FX Harrison River, Canada

The privately owned Enstrom 280FX helicopter, was being flown from Bralorne to Langley. The pilot/owner ditched the aircraft in the Harrison River. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft was significantly damaged. CADORS 2015P0926

05-Jun-15

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Enstrom Helicopter wins awards

Enstrom Helicopter wins awards

On May 21, 2015, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation was awarded the 2015 Business of the Year Award from the Michigan Works Job Force Board. The Michigan Works! System is a unified workforce development system that is an instrumental partner for developing Michigan’s economic future. The Enstrom factory expansion project along with increased employment has given Menominee… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 01-Jun-15

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13-Mar-15 N5688N Enstrom F28C-2 Shelby, US-Montana

Minor damage after skid touched ground while hovering

13-Mar-15

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Enstrom delivers last of 30 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

Enstrom delivers last of 30 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that the final 4 Enstrom 480B turbine training helicopters were accepted by the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. The aircraft were delivered by Aero Facility Co Ltd, Enstrom’s authorized sales representative in Japan. The 480B was originally selected by the JGSDF in 2010 to replace their fleet of… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 04-Mar-15

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Enstrom brings TH180 development aircraft to Heli-Expo

Enstrom brings TH180 development aircraft to Heli-Expo

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that the newest member of its family, the TH180, successfully completed ground run and first flight on February 6, 2015 at its facilities in Menominee, Michigan. “This is a milestone achievement for Enstrom and we look forward to continuing our flight test program as move toward the certification… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 04-Mar-15

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28-Feb-15 VH-YHD Enstrom 280C Deception Bay, Australia

Crashed into mudflats.  Pilot out and OK.

28-Feb-15

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Bell, Enstrom and MD select Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module

Bell, Enstrom and MD select Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced that the company’s MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®) is being offered as the digital standby display in the Bell Helicopter 407GX, Enstrom Helicopter 480B-G, and the MD Helicopters MD900 Explorer. “SAM was a reliable and robust solution for our standby instrument need. The clean design and the ability to… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instrument, 26-Feb-15

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Enstrom TH180 First Flight

Enstrom TH180 First Flight

Enstrom Helicopter’s TH180 took its first flight February 6th! The ground and flight test took about an hour. Flight speed and maneuvers were remarkable [Although Enstrom failed to provide any further information – were they remarkably high or low or what?  Ed]. Details to be unveiled on the opening day of Heli-Expo in Orlando. Come… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 12-Feb-15

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Enstrom lost blades before fatal crash

Enstrom lost blades before fatal crash

The helicopter that crashed in Erie last week — killing both people on board — lost its main rotor after coming in for a landing at a “steep angle,” according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. See Full Story

Source: Daily Camera, 05-Feb-15

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26-Jan-15 N86235 Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado (2F)

Crashed adjacent to the threshold of runway 15 and burnt out.  Mountain View Fire & Rescue issued a statement saying there were two fatalities.  This short video interview suggests that part of the helicopter separated in mid air.  Operator Mountain One Helicopters announced on their Facebook page that the victims were instructor Alex Viola and… Read more »

26-Jan-15

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08-Dec-14 N509LH Enstrom 280FX Fort Lupton, US-Colorado

Lost power in cruise at 600ft and force landed in field just NE of Platte Valley Airpark,  causing minor injuries to 25-year old female pilot, who was not named in press reports.  Photo

08-Dec-14

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Enstrom project builder wins construction award

Enstrom project builder wins construction award

At the annual Excellence in Construction Awards program recently held in Grand Rapids, Moyle Construction was awarded first place for the Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Addition and Renovation project in Menominee. See Full Story

Source: UP Matters, 07-Nov-14

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Enstrom Delivers First 480B-G

Enstrom Delivers First 480B-G

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation celebrated delivery of the first model 480B-G to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire today. The 480B-G is equipped with the Garmin G1000H glass cockpit. “I’m a tech junkie,” says Rick. “When I heard about the Garmin G1000H, I had to have it. Partner it with the Enstrom 480B, and it’s my perfect… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 10-Oct-14

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07-Aug-14 N213BL Enstrom F28F Tunnel City, US-Wisconsin

Crashed into cornfield while spraying.

07-Aug-14

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FAA approves Enstrom 480B-G – the Garmin G1000H equipped 480

FAA approves Enstrom 480B-G – the Garmin G1000H equipped 480

Enstrom is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has certified the Garmin G1000H all-glass, integrated flight deck for installation in its 480B helicopter model. The new configuration will be designated the 480B-G. “This program is a significant milestone for Enstrom as we continue with future developments in our product line offerings” said Tracy Biegler,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 30-Jul-14

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Enstrom Helicopter STC Approved for Aspen Display Retrofit

Enstrom Helicopter STC Approved for Aspen Display Retrofit

Aspen STC, Inc. and Aspen Avionics today announced that several Enstrom helicopters are now approved for retrofit with Aspen Avionics’ Evolution EFD 1000H Pro primary flight display, and EFD 500H/1000H multi-function display through a Supplemental Type Certificate issued to Aspen, STC, Inc. Aspen Avionics and Aspen STC, Inc. are independent and unaffiliated organizations. Aspen STC,… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 22-Jul-14

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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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Czech Republic – DSA adds Enstrom 480 to fleet

Czech Republic – DSA adds Enstrom 480 to fleet

Czech operator DSA has added a new type to its fleet with the acquisition of an Enstrom 480B from the UK. Delivered on its British registration G-TRYX, the helicopter continues to be registered in the UK in DSA’s name.  It is based at Prague’s Kbely Airport and used for training and charter Jeremy Parkin –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jun-14

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03-Jun-14 G-IDUP Enstrom F280C Sywell, UK

Main blades hit hangar while manoevering close to the fuel pumps

03-Jun-14

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Swiss flying school buys their first Robinson

Swiss flying school buys their first Robinson

Swiss fixed and rotary wing flight school Flugschule Eichenberger has recently concluded the purchase of a Robinson R44 from a private owner in the UK.  Up to now, the flight school has only owned Enstrom helicopters, and currently has F28, F280 and 480 models in its fleet.  They have additionally leased in both Bell 206… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-14

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05-Apr-14 G-OJMF Enstrom 280FX Kirchham, Austria (1F)

Crashed into a heavily forested area on a night flight.  Pilot killed, and the two other occupants seriously injured

05-Apr-14

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Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce they have received a signed contract from the Venezuela Ministry of Defense for 16 training helicopters. The aircraft will be delivered within the next 18 months and will be used for training by the Venezuelan Air Force and Navy. The contract includes 16 standard model 480B helicopters as… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 26-Feb-14

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Enstrom introduces new two-seat trainer – the TH180

Enstrom introduces new two-seat trainer – the TH180

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to introduce the newest member of its family, the TH180. Designed as a training helicopter, the TH180 is based on Enstrom’s solid reputation for safety and customer support with additional focus on low operating costs and ease of learning. “The TH180 is designed with the student in mind. Its rugged… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 25-Feb-14

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HeliHub.com produces list of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

HeliHub.com produces list of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

The HeliHub.com team have produced the following list of the helicopters at the Heli-Expo 2014 convention in Anaheim, California.  This is a “work in progress” story, which we will update regularly, so please check back if there is a detail here currently incomplete.  As news stories emerge relating to particular aircraft, we will annotate the story… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Feb-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

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New CEO at Enstrom from 1st February

New CEO at Enstrom from 1st February

Jerry Mullins, current President and CEO, announced his retirement effective January 31st, 2014. A veteran in the aviation industry for 40 years, Mullins says, “It’s been a great run. Part of me will always be connected to the helicopter industry.” Mullins and his wife Nancy will be moving to Texas to be closer to family,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 28-Jan-14

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21-Jan-14 N51683 Enstrom 280C Showlow, US-Arizona

Substantially damaged in landing accident

21-Jan-14

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Nicholson McLaren Aviation to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Nicholson McLaren Aviation to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Nicholson McLaren Aviation has confirmed their attendance at the Heli UK Expo at Sywell Aerodrome, from 3rd – 4th June 2014. Nicholson McLaren Aviation are an EASA Part 145 approved company specializing in the overhaul, maintenance, repairs and overspeed inspections of Lycoming and Continental engine. Located in Berkshire, United Kingdom, Nicholson McLaren Aviation have a… Read more »

Source: Heli UK, 12-Jan-14

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10-Jan-14 F-GIZR Enstrom F28A Saint-Amans-des-Cots, France

10-Jan-14 F-GIZR Enstrom F28A Saint-Amans-des-Cots, France

Pilot observed a significant reduction in engine noise and a different regime. The helicopter slowly loses the height. The pilot decided to land in the countryside. A 2 meters on the ground, the device drops abruptly. One of the main rotor blades struck the ground in front of the camera then severed the tail boom.

10-Jan-14

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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

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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

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12-Oct-13 SP-GMB Enstrom F280FX Wolicy Koziej, Poland (2F)

Crashed and burned out approx one mile from take-off point in a wooded area, killing 66-year-old pilot from Miedzychód and 64-year-old passenger from Gorzow Wielkopolski

12-Oct-13

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11-Oct-13 N620TA Enstrom F28F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon

Pilot/owner Caroll Palmer and his son Benjamin Palmer were on board when the helicopter went down shortly after take off

11-Oct-13

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Helitech Roundup – Was Central London the best location?

Helitech Roundup – Was Central London the best location?

The HeliHub.com team have been contacting a number of people who attended Helitech International last week – both while we were on the show floor and remotely by phone and email over the week since the event. The question we were asking was “Is Helitech a better show in a city centre location compared to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-13

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27-Sep-13 N631DP Enstrom F28C Bloomsburg, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

69-year old pilot Carl Enlow had stopped flying tours at a fair for a refuel and to allow a relief pilot to take over.  Enlow went back to speak to the pilot who relieved him when his hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it.

27-Sep-13

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02-Aug-13 N24RB Enstrom 28A Memphis, US-Tennessee

Windshield broke.  Emergency landing close to threshold of main runway at Memphis Airport

02-Aug-13

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26-Jul-13 N287Q Enstrom F28A Danbury, US-Texas

Crashed and burnt out.  2 Medevac’d to hospital

26-Jul-13

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Wuhan Police go live with Eurocopter EC135P2e

Wuhan Police go live with Eurocopter EC135P2e

Police in China’s Wuhan Province have now gone live with their new Eurocopter EC135P2e. Pioneers in law enforcement aviation in China by many years, Wuhan started helicopter operations with an Enstrom 280FX back in 1994. Increasing demands of the tasks has meant that they needed a much more able aircraft, hence the upgrade. The Enstrom… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jul-13

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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

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Helicopter Specialties delivers two Enstrom 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force

Helicopter Specialties delivers two Enstrom 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force

Helicopter Specialties, Inc. (HSI) of Janesville, Wis., in partnership with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Mich., has delivered two Enstrom 480B training helicopters to Aero Facility Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan. The aircraft are destined for the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and are part of a total order of 28 helicopters to be equipped… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Specialties, 10-Jul-13

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Enstrom plans both a new two-seater and an R66 rival

Enstrom plans both a new two-seater and an R66 rival

Flightglobal says Enstrom has a new two-seat offering under development, and is also looking to produce a new light turbine helicopter to rival Bell’s new proposal plus the Eurocopter EC120 Colibri and Robinson R66. see full story

Source: Flightglobal, 24-Jun-13

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19-Jun-13 N485PM Enstrom F28A Danbury, US-Texas

Force landing

19-Jun-13

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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

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Enstrom breaks ground on production plant expansion

Enstrom breaks ground on production plant expansion

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation held their groundbreaking ceremony Friday, May 10, 2013 for their new expansion.This expansion will nearly double the size of the current facility.Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan was in attendance at the event, as well as Michigan State Representative Ed McBroom, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Chief Operation Officer, Steve Hilfinger, Mayor Menominee, Jean… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 22-May-13

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Enstrom appoints construction company for 77,000 sq.ft extension

Enstrom appoints construction company for 77,000 sq.ft extension

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently announced plans for expansion of its Menominee Michigan plant. The company has chosen Moyle Construction out of Houghton, Michigan to be the design-builder for the project. Other Moyle Construction projects in the local area have included the Country Inn & Suites in Marinette, WI and The Harbors in Menominee, MI. Enstrom’s… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 24-Apr-13

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23-Apr-13 N51767 Enstrom F28C Glidden, US-Iowa

Crashed in open field with boom separated from cabin/engine area.  Helicopter had been hired by Iowa Department of Natural Resources for a geese count

23-Apr-13

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Japan certifies Enstrom 480B

Japan certifies Enstrom 480B

On March 29, 2013, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation received Type Certificate Number 74 from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) for the Enstrom Model 480B Helicopter. The application was initially submitted to the JCAB on May 17, 2012. On October 22, 2012, two JCAB officials, accompanied by Mr. Mitsuo Hattori, Enstrom’s representative  from Aero Facility in… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 18-Apr-13

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Enstrom will expand, add to workforce

Enstrom will expand, add to workforce

Construction set to begin in less than a month at Enstrom Helicopter will not only drastically change the business, it will change the face of the west side of Menominee (see full story).

Source: Ehextra, 18-Apr-13

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27-Mar-13 N918DK Enstrom F28F Twin Falls, US-Idaho

Lost power on climb out, landed heavily and fall onto port side.  Owner/pilot Steven Wybenga, age 51, suffered slight injuries

27-Mar-13

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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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07-Dec-12 N574H Enstrom F28C Abilene, US-Texas

Engine failure on training flight.  Emergency landing made with some damage to tail rotor.  Pilot was instructor Robert Welch, 50 and student was aircraft owner Neil Overton, 41

07-Dec-12

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30-Nov-12 Enstrom 480B Pondok Cabe, Indonesia

Crashed on a training flight at Pondok Cabe airfield, injuring both occupants.  “Pamulang police chief Comr. Nasir said that pilot Insp. M Ibnu and copilot First Brig. Togu were about three meters off the ground and about to land when the helicopter suddenly fell into a nosedive.”

30-Nov-12

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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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16-Sep-12 N194E Enstrom F28A Fort Worth, US-Texas

Tail struck ground during hover

16-Sep-12

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11-Sep-12 N800SC Enstrom 280C Boise, US-Idaho

Lost control in the hover

11-Sep-12

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