Enstrom is looking to the future

Enstrom is looking to the future

25-Oct-2022 Source: Enstrom

 

After a tumultuous first half of 2022 for the storied Enstrom Helicopter Corp., the future is beginning to look bright once again. In January, after over 60 years of manufacturing helicopters, Enstrom was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Shortly after, during HAI Heli-Expo 2022, Texas-based MidTex Aviation appeared ready to take over the reins and reopen the doors. However, by May, financing for the move had not come through and the outlook for Enstrom once again looked bleak.

Enter Chuck Surack. The highly successful Fort Wayne, Indiana-based businessman built his fortune with Sweetwater Sound, the world’s largest online musical instrument and audio equipment provider. Surack has a longtime passion for aviation, evidenced in two of his other companies: Sweet Helicopters and Sweet Aviation. These provide charter services, flight training, aircraft rentals, and maintenance for rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. He earned his helicopter flight ratings in an Enstrom several years ago, and when he saw the struggles the company was going through, he decided to step in.

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