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Enstrom sells F280FX helicopters to Pakistan

Enstrom sells F280FX helicopters to Pakistan

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the sale of piston powered 280FX helicopters to Pakistan. This sale was managed by Enstrom’s representative in Pakistan, Global Services & Solutions.  “It was a pleasure working with Mr.  Abdul Khaliq Awan, the General Manager of Global Services & Solutions. This has been a great team effort and… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter, 06-Oct-17

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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 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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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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