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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

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

Crashed into mudflats.  Pilot out and OK.

28-Feb-15

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

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

Main blades hit hangar while manoevering close to the fuel pumps

03-Jun-14

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

Substantially damaged in landing accident

21-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

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

Lost control in the hover

11-Sep-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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03-Apr-12 N3042D Enstrom F280FX Corpus Christi, US-Texas

Heavy landing on final approach, causing skids to flatten and some rotor blade damage.  Minor injury to pilot, passenger refused medical help.  Aircraft was returning to base after transmission line survey for American Electric Power.

03-Apr-12

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08-Feb-12 G-OJMF Enstrom 280FX Barton, UK

In a run-on landing , the helicopter veered after landing and the tail rotor struck the ground.

08-Feb-12

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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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03-Sep-11 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Heber City, US-Utah

Three injured – pilot reported entered autorotation after engine failure.  Pilot named as Ken Heidorn and passengers were Suzanne Tanner and her 15-year-old son

03-Sep-11

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27-Mar-11 N8631P Enstrom F280FX 20M east of Miami, US-Florida

Pilot was flying alone from South Florida to Nassau, Bahamas – the shortest distance for that route being 50 miles. Some 20 miles out over the sea, the aircraft experienced engine problems and put down safely in the water.  The Enstrom was fitted with fixed floats

27-Mar-11

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Mount Rule helicopter crash remains a mystery

Mount Rule helicopter crash remains a mystery

Story refers to this accident 19-Mar-10 G-COLL Enstrom F280C East Baldwin, Isle of Man, UK (file photo)

Source: IOM Today, 16-Sep-10

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27-Jun-10 F-GKHG Enstrom 280C Sully, France

27-Jun-10

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19-Mar-10 G-COLL Enstrom F280C East Baldwin, Isle of Man, UK

19-Mar-10

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04-Mar-10 N327TB Enstrom F280FX Goshen, US-Indiana

04-Mar-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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25-May-09 N5699N Enstrom F280C Ogden, US-Utah

25-May-09 N5699N Enstrom F280C Ogden, US-Utah

25-May-09

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20-Apr-09 N409LH Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado

20-Apr-09 N409LH Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado

20-Apr-09

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19-Mar-09 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Wendover, US-Utah

19-Mar-09 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Wendover, US-Utah

19-Mar-09

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