17-Oct-2010 Source: JNC Helicopters
Durban-Based JNC helicopter had two very good reasons to celebrate recently when it held a gala dinner at its Virginia Airport headquarters for about a hundred specially-invited guests to mark the tenth anniversary of its formation and the delivery of the first Enstrom F28C-2 in its fleet.
The helicopter is also the first of its type to be based at a flying school in KwaZulu-Natal, and it has been leased from Aerosales Africa, part of Safomar Holdings, which holds the distributorship for both Enstrom and MD helicopters. The JNC Helicopters team is lead by Carol Scobey with chief flying instructor Grant Surtees.
The Enstrom has been placed with JNC Helicopter which can cater for different market categories. It is powered by a turbocharged 205 hp Lycoming HIO-360-E1AD engine.
Aero sales Africaâ€™s strategy is to place as many Enstrom helicopters with flying schools as possible, the idea being that if a pilot flies the Enstrom he or she will buy an Enstrom.The company adopted this strategy to aggressively market the Enstrom and MD range of helicopter in the African market. [file photo]