F280FX

24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado

24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado

24-Aug-2020

FAA report unexplained field landing... Read more

250th Enstrom 480 produced as manufacturer welcomes French dealer

250th Enstrom 480 produced as manufacturer welcomes French dealer

3-Oct-2019Source: Robert Swan

After an absence of some years, Enstrom Helicopter Corp now have an active new dealer in France. Rotor & Aircraft SA, based in Chartres, have taken delivery of the latest production example of the Enstrom 280FX. Serial number 2167, this aircraft was displayed at Heli-Expo in Atlanta following manufacture in March 2019. It was officially... Read more

A new Enstrom 280FX for Training in France

A new Enstrom 280FX for Training in France

11-Mar-2019Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation was pleased to deliver their newest 280FX to the French training company, Golf Tango at Heli-Expo in Atlanta. Gérard Taunay, founder of Golf Tango was on hand, along with François Gatineau, CEO of Rotor and Aircraft, the Enstrom dealer in France. This new 280FX will be operated from Golf Tango’s main base... Read more

Enstrom 280FX Upgrades

Enstrom 280FX Upgrades

6-Mar-2019Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter continues to invest in their piston line with improvements they debuted at Heli-Expo in Atlanta. The newest 280FX, which was on display in the Enstrom booth, showed off a redesign of the cabin doors, lighting upgrades including LED Forward (with Pulse) & Aft Landing Lights, a New Collective Design with Illuminated Control Panel,... Read more

Enstrom announces 280FX Sale at Helitech 2018

Enstrom announces 280FX Sale at Helitech 2018

22-Oct-2018Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract at Helitech International to deliver a new 280FX into France.   The deal is being completed by their dealer, François Gatineau, CEO of Rotor & Aircraft Sarl.   This signing took place on October 17 at the Enstrom booth. This is the last step in the process to bring the Enstrom... Read more

Enstrom 280FXs accepted by the Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan

Enstrom 280FXs accepted by the Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan

14-Mar-2018Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation

During the week of February 5th, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation completed a successful acceptance of 4 piston 280FX helicopters to Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan. A team of inspectors from Global Services & Solutions led by co-owner Mr. Abdul Khaliq Awan and Mr. Ali Muhammad led the acceptance after a week-long inspection process at the... Read more

Enstrom sells F280FX helicopters to Pakistan

Enstrom sells F280FX helicopters to Pakistan

6-Oct-2017Source: Enstrom Helicopter

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

19-Jul-15 N280CH Enstrom 280FX Carlingford, Ireland

19-Jul-15 N280CH Enstrom 280FX Carlingford, Ireland

19-Jul-2015

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.... Read more

05-Jun-15 Enstrom F280FX Harrison River, Canada

05-Jun-15 Enstrom F280FX Harrison River, Canada

5-Jun-2015

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... Read more

26-Jan-15 N86235 Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado (2F)

26-Jan-15 N86235 Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado (2F)

26-Jan-2015

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

Enstrom Adds Dealers, Continues Innovation

Enstrom Adds Dealers, Continues Innovation

17-Jul-2014Source: Enstrom

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

05-Apr-14 G-OJMF Enstrom 280FX Kirchham, Austria (1F)

05-Apr-14 G-OJMF Enstrom 280FX Kirchham, Austria (1F)

5-Apr-2014

Crashed into a heavily forested area on a night flight.  Pilot killed, and the two other occupants seriously injured... Read more

Glass Panel Display STC for Enstrom Helicopters Nears Final Approval

Glass Panel Display STC for Enstrom Helicopters Nears Final Approval

22-Feb-2014Source: Aspen STC

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

New CEO at Enstrom from 1st February

New CEO at Enstrom from 1st February

28-Jan-2014Source: Enstrom

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

Wuhan Police go live with Eurocopter EC135P2e

Wuhan Police go live with Eurocopter EC135P2e

23-Jul-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Menominee City Council decision helps Enstrom

Menominee City Council decision helps Enstrom

17-Jul-2013Source: EHExtra

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... Read more

Nine new customers in China for Enstrom

Nine new customers in China for Enstrom

22-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Enstrom breaks ground on production plant expansion

Enstrom breaks ground on production plant expansion

22-May-2013Source: Enstrom

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

Enstrom appoints construction company for 77,000 sq.ft extension

Enstrom appoints construction company for 77,000 sq.ft extension

24-Apr-2013Source: Enstrom

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

Japan certifies Enstrom 480B

Japan certifies Enstrom 480B

18-Apr-2013Source: Enstrom

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

Enstrom provides update on their new owners

Enstrom provides update on their new owners

7-Mar-2013Source: Enstrom

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

New owners at Enstrom Helicopter Corp

New owners at Enstrom Helicopter Corp

10-Jan-2013Source: Enstrom

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

Enstrom refreshes website

Enstrom refreshes website

19-Oct-2012Source: Enstrom

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

Enstrom appoints new dealer in China

Enstrom appoints new dealer in China

31-Oct-2011Source: Enstrom

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

Enstrom delivers first 280FX in four years

Enstrom delivers first 280FX in four years

20-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

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