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New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation was granted New Zealand Type Acceptance for its Enstrom F-28/280/480 Series helicopters by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand in September. “The Enstrom helicopters, with their rugged features and great safety record are a perfect fit for New Zealand,” said Dennis Martin, Director of Marketing and Sales. “The three bladed, fully… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 05-Nov-18

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

Rolled over on landing

14-Jun-15

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

Minor damage after skid touched ground while hovering

13-Mar-15

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

Crashed into cornfield while spraying.

07-Aug-14

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

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

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

Force landing

19-Jun-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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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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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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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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20-Jul-12 F-GIZR Enstrom F28A St Croix Vallee, France

20-Jul-12 F-GIZR Enstrom F28A St Croix Vallee, France

Tail rotor struck ground taking off from sloping ground

20-Jul-12

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20-May-12 N63VP Enstrom F28F Twin Falls, US-Idaho

Pilot had informed ATC of mechanical concerns but did not quite reach the airport, the helicopter being severely damaged when landing half a mile stort of Magic Valley Regional Airport (Joslin Field).  Photos show the cabin completely separated from the tail boom.

20-May-12

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Lycoming releases first series of UL 91 unleaded avgas approvals

Lycoming releases first series of UL 91 unleaded avgas approvals

Just weeks after Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, announced it would seek Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate certain engines on ASTM D7547 UL 91 unleaded avgas, it has received FAA approval to update its listing of approved fuels. Lycoming’s newly available Service Instruction SI-1070R lists 35 engine models approved to operate… Read more »

Source: Lycoming, 18-Apr-12

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17-Apr-12 N171HH Enstrom F28F Pendleton, US-Oregon

Minor unspecified damage on landing

17-Apr-12

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20-Feb-12 N51727 Enstrom F28C Kalispell, US-Montana

Engine failure, autorotation

20-Feb-12

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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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29-Aug-11 N228F Enstrom F28F Menominee, US-Michigan

Landed hard and tail blades struck the ground

29-Aug-11

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26-Aug-11 D-HEVA Enstrom F28F Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!

26-Aug-11

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26-Aug-11 D-HHSB Enstrom F28C Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!

26-Aug-11

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26-Aug-11 D-HFIN Enstrom F28A Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!

26-Aug-11

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26-Aug-11 D-HAEW Enstrom F28A Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

26-Aug-11 D-HAEW Enstrom F28A Mülheim an der Mosel, Germany

Extensively damaged by severe hailstorm when parked at a hotel.  Hail stones the size of tennis balls!

26-Aug-11

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23-Jun-11 N5694A Enstrom F28C DeSoto, US-Nebraska

Helicopter was surveying power lines but was forced to make an emergency landing after reporting mechanical problems.  F28 ended up on its side

23-Jun-11

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26-Feb-11 N5689B Enstrom F28C-2 St Lucie, US-Florida

low fuel pressure warning light came on during climbout at 200′. Engine sputtered and the ensuing landing was heavy, with the tail boom separating from the cabin and the base of the cabin touching the ground.

26-Feb-11

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Fort Wayne Helicopters moving to Plymouth Municipal Airport

Fort Wayne Helicopters moving to Plymouth Municipal Airport

The business originated in Fort Wayne, was based most recently in Warsaw and now has landed in Plymouth under the ownership of Kenny Keller Jr., of Bourbon. See also http://www.fortwaynehelicopters.com/

Source: South Bend Tribune, 11-Feb-11

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06-Feb-10 N426KA Enstrom F28C St Lucie, US-Florida

06-Feb-10

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24-Apr-09 Enstrom F28 Chemainus, Canada

24-Apr-09 Enstrom F28 Chemainus, Canada

24-Apr-09

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