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Enstrom looks ahead to EAA AirVenture return

Enstrom looks ahead to EAA AirVenture return

9-Jul-2024Source: Enstrom

Aviation enthusiasts can once again look forward to Enstrom participating in EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The 71st annual celebration runs from July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport. Last year, more than 677,000 people joined the fun, setting a new attendance record. “There’s nothing quite like being surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people who... Read more

Enstrom takes part in Washington DC flyover

Enstrom takes part in Washington DC flyover

21-May-2024Source: Enstrom

On May 11, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation had the distinct honor of taking part in a general aviation flyover of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The flyover was in commemoration of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)’s 85th anniversary. The diverse group of aircraft included 15 chapters of planes, telling the story of GA... Read more

Enstrom Receives EASA Repair Station Validation

Enstrom Receives EASA Repair Station Validation

10-May-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom will be able to better care for its European customers with its recent repair station validation by the EASA. This validation certifies that Enstrom repair station processes are in full compliance with the latest EASA requirements. Enstrom’s state-of-the-art repair station (EASA.145.8090) operates within its Menominee, MI factory. It will now provide European Union customers... Read more

Enstrom at SUN ‘n FUN in Florida

Enstrom at SUN ‘n FUN in Florida

19-Apr-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation made the trip to Lakeland, Florida for a dynamic appearance at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo. The annual aircraft showcase attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, earning it the designation of “spring break for pilots.” SUN ‘n FUN features more than 500 exhibitors, a series of hands-on workshops, and dozens... Read more

Zambia Air Force indroduces new Enstrom helicopters

Zambia Air Force indroduces new Enstrom helicopters

5-Apr-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom continues to grow its global footprint. On March 25, Zambia Air Force (ZAF) welcomed two newly delivered Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters into its fleet. Enstrom representatives joined ZAF personnel for an induction ceremony in Lusaka, featuring speeches, food, photos, and traditional entertainment. “The induction ceremony was amazing!” said Enstrom Senior Tech Representative Bayard duPont.... Read more

Enstrom Debuts New Partnerships, Paint Schemes at Heli-Expo 2024

Enstrom Debuts New Partnerships, Paint Schemes at Heli-Expo 2024

7-Mar-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation once again demonstrated its innovative vision for the future at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, the world’s largest annual helicopter trade show. Between February 26-29, more than 15,000 helicopter pilots, professionals, and enthusiasts from 87 countries packed into Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, breaking attendance records. Enstrom representatives made the most of this... Read more

Enstrom picks Genesys autopilot for Enstrom 480B

Enstrom picks Genesys autopilot for Enstrom 480B

27-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today that it is working with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation to install and certify the latest generation Genesys Helicopter Autopilot in the Enstrom 480B. The 3-axis VFR autopilot is scheduled for completion and availability for OEM factory fit and aftermarket retrofit by the end of 2024. Interested customers can have... Read more

Enstrom Adds Air Conditioning to 280FX and F28F Helicopters

Enstrom Adds Air Conditioning to 280FX and F28F Helicopters

27-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems to provide air conditioning for Enstrom 280FX and F28F helicopters. The state-of-the-art all-electric system will be STC’d by Kelly and available for installation in factory new aircraft as well as for field installation. “Air conditioning has been high on... Read more

Airwolf Aerospace releases new charger for Airwolf Lithium-Ion Battery Installations

Airwolf Aerospace releases new charger for Airwolf Lithium-Ion Battery Installations

27-Feb-2024Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace announced that the company has attained FAA STC approval for the installation of True Blue Power® TB17 Lithium-ion STC kits for the Airbus H125/AS350, AS355, EC-120, H130/EC130, Bell 206A/B, 206L/L1/L3/L4, Enstrom 480B, Hiller UH-12E and MD 369/500 helicopters and the True Blue Power® TB20 battery in H125/AS350, AS355 helicopters. Operators of these aircraft... Read more

Enstrom expands partnership with Airwolf Aerospace, offering new lithium-ion battery option

Enstrom expands partnership with Airwolf Aerospace, offering new lithium-ion battery option

27-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is expanding its relationship with Airwolf Aerospace, adding a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of True Blue Power® TB17 Lithium-ion batteries. This option will be available for all Enstrom 480B model helicopters. Airwolf Aerospace has acted as a trusted, long-time supplier for Enstrom, providing the main rotor Tension Torsion straps for... Read more

ASI and Enstrom Partner to Resurrect Insurance Program

ASI and Enstrom Partner to Resurrect Insurance Program

22-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Aviation Specialty Insurance has partnered with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation to reintroduce an insurance program tailor-made for Enstrom owners and operators, the Enstrom Owner’s Program. The program promises customers ultra-competitive rates, tiered rating credits based on pilot experience, five liability limit options, instant rate indications, and more. Customers can also expect to receive instant quotes and... Read more

Enstrom Opens of New Repair Station

Enstrom Opens of New Repair Station

12-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is celebrating the opening of its brand-new, FAA-approved repair station, number EHCR228E. The state-of-the-art repair station operates within Enstrom’s Menominee, MI factory. It will provide helicopter maintenance, damage repairs, upgrades, and component overhauls, all at the hands of Enstrom’s premier repair experts. “This is a significant upgrade to what customers might have... Read more

Enstrom Finalizes Sale to Peruvian Military

Enstrom Finalizes Sale to Peruvian Military

7-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom is excited to announce the signing of new purchase agreements with the Peruvian Military for four 280FX training helicopters. The Peruvian Army purchased two helicopters, and the Peruvian Air Force purchased another two. These aircraft will supplement both services’ respective training fleets, which already include multiple Enstrom helicopters. “We’ve supplied the Peruvian Army with... Read more

Enstrom will be at Heli-Expo 2024

Enstrom will be at Heli-Expo 2024

23-Jan-2024Source: Enstrom

Time is running out to register for the world’s largest annual helicopter trade show. HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 is set to run from February 26-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Enstrom representatives are excited to join more than 14,000 industry professionals for a week full of networking opportunities and educational courses. You’ll find... Read more

Enstrom to return to HAI Heli-Expo in 2024

Enstrom to return to HAI Heli-Expo in 2024

12-Dec-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, following a full year of helicopter production, is eager to exhibit its latest rotorcraft at HAI HELI-EXPO in 2024. The world’s largest annual helicopter trade show is set to run from February 26-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. HELI-EXPO plays host to countless networking opportunities and educational courses, featuring... Read more

Enstrom Participates in NEWMA’s Internship Draft Day 2023

Enstrom Participates in NEWMA’s Internship Draft Day 2023

15-Nov-2023Source: Enstrom

On November 2, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation participated for the first time in Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field. Dozens of college students from Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula competed for a chance to earn scholarships, internships, and apprenticeships from more than 60 participating companies. Despite its location just east of the Michigan-Wisconsin border, Enstrom is... Read more

Enstrom to Participate in European Rotors, Madrid

Enstrom to Participate in European Rotors, Madrid

20-Oct-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation will showcase its helicopters at this year’s European Rotors show in Madrid, the largest business-to-business rotorcraft event outside the United States. The four-day event runs from November 27 to 30 in IFEMA Hall 9. Enstrom President Todd Tetzlaff and Vice President of Sales & Marketing Dennis Martin will be in attendance to... Read more

Enstrom dedicates R&D building in honor of long-time employee

Enstrom dedicates R&D building in honor of long-time employee

12-Oct-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation’s experimental hangar now bears the name of Jim Bournonville, a long-time employee of Enstrom’s Research and Development department. Jim was born and raised in Menominee, MI and has worked for Enstrom since December 1968. After devoting many years to Enstrom as Head of Manufacturing, Jim went on to support Enstrom’s many R&D... Read more

Enstrom to host semi-annual maintenance courses in September, October

Enstrom to host semi-annual maintenance courses in September, October

25-Sep-2023Source: Enstrom

Time is running out to enroll in Enstrom Helicopter Corporation’s final round of 2023 maintenance courses. The piston class is set to begin September 25 at the Enstrom factory in Menominee, MI, and the turbine class will begin at the same location on October 2. Each course will run for one week, from 8AM to... Read more

Enstrom to Join Oconto Elks Fly-In

Enstrom to Join Oconto Elks Fly-In

14-Sep-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation will celebrate Oconto, Wisconsin’s high-flying heritage at the Oconto County Elks Fly-In on Saturday, September 16 at the J. Douglas Bake Municipal Airport (KOCQ). Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dennis Martin, will fly into Oconto in a 480B helicopter. Enstrom’s rotorcraft joins nearly three dozen other aircraft and more than 200... Read more

Enstrom Helicopter Launches Recruitment Campaign

Enstrom Helicopter Launches Recruitment Campaign

16-Aug-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, under the passionate ownership of Chuck Surack, is rapidly pushing forward in developing exciting new rotorcraft models and features, all while witnessing an unprecedented level of product demand. As a result, Enstrom will begin actively recruiting to grow its already impressive workforce, which currently boasts more than 125 employees. Enstrom has immediate openings for... Read more

Enstrom’s participation at at EAA AirVenture

Enstrom’s participation at at EAA AirVenture

31-Jul-2023Source: Enstrom

Company representatives with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation are proud to have participated in this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Enstrom has been a consistent presence at EAA for more than 30 years. Despite sometimes sweltering temperatures, early reports indicate record attendance at the weeklong event. In a typical year, AirVenture attracts roughly 600,000 visitors during... Read more

Enstrom will be at EAA AirVenture 2023

Enstrom will be at EAA AirVenture 2023

21-Jul-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation invites anyone interested in rotorcraft to join company representatives at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Enstrom has been a consistent presence at EAA for more than 30 years. Now is the time to make accommodations to join the roughly 600,000 visitors who attend EAA AirVenture annually. The event’s week of... Read more

Enstrom to showcase rotorcraft at Rotors ‘n Ribs

Enstrom to showcase rotorcraft at Rotors ‘n Ribs

16-Jun-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is excited to participate in this year’s Rotors ‘n Ribs celebration in Goshen, Indiana on Friday, July 7. The event is considered one of the country’s premier helicopter fly-ins. Helicopter pilots from all over the nation will fly into Goshen Municipal Airport (KGSH) for the free festival. Enstrom is proud to serve... Read more

Enstrom reviews first year under new ownership

Enstrom reviews first year under new ownership

24-May-2023Source: Enstrom

On May 13, 2022, Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced the purchase of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation in Menominee, Michigan. To say that a lot has happened at Enstrom in the 12 months since then would be an understatement. “The factory is buzzing with excitement not felt in many years,” said Vice President of Sales... Read more

Enstrom to host semi-annual maintenance courses in April and May

Enstrom to host semi-annual maintenance courses in April and May

21-Apr-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is gearing up to host our first of two semi-annual maintenance courses for 2023. We’ve designed these courses to help improve your skills in inspecting and maintaining your helicopter. Even the best aircraft won’t stay airworthy forever, especially without routine maintenance. Safety is and will always be our top priority here at Enstrom. Part... Read more

Enstrom President retires

Enstrom President retires

20-Apr-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom President Matt Francour is set to say goodbye this month to the company he dedicated nearly four decades of his life to. Matt announced his retirement from Enstrom earlier this year after having helped Enstrom successfully navigate through an often uncertain and tumultuous era. Matt said what he’ll miss the most from his time... Read more

Zambian Air Force buys two Enstrom 480B helicopters

Zambian Air Force buys two Enstrom 480B helicopters

18-Apr-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the sale of two turbine powered 480B helicopters to the Zambian Air Force (ZAF). The contract, which was signed on February 23 by the Ministry of Defense, includes both the helicopters and training for ZAF pilots and personnel. The helicopters will be based in Lusaka, and used for... Read more

Enstrom at Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

Enstrom at Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

31-Mar-2023Source: Enstrom

Fresh off a celebrated appearance at HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation continues to impress at SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida. SUN ‘n FUN draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to what has become known as “Spring Break for Pilots.” It features more than 500 exhibitors, hands-on workshops, and educational seminars.... Read more

New RPM governor for Enstrom piston helicopters

New RPM governor for Enstrom piston helicopters

9-Mar-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to reveal the development of a new RPM governor for Enstrom piston helicopters. Designed to aid pilots in maintaining rotor RPM, the new governor uses a digital controller and fast-acting servo motor to accurately control RPM. According to Bill Taylor, Enstrom’s VP of Engineering. “The pilot can set the RPM... Read more

Enstrom sells 12 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2023

Enstrom sells 12 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2023

9-Mar-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter is proud to announce that they have sold 12 helicopters at the HAI HELI-EXPO! “We came into the show with some very high sales expectations, and we are thrilled with the results,” said Dennis Martin, Vice President Sales & Marketing. In addition to a new glass panel system available on both the 480B... Read more

Enstrom brings first 480 built under new ownership to Heli-Expo

Enstrom brings first 480 built under new ownership to Heli-Expo

8-Mar-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation invites all rotorcraft enthusiasts to discover the new and improved Enstrom at this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta. The annual event features networking opportunities and hundreds of education courses with more than 14,000 industry professionals. A lot has changed for Enstrom since last year’s HELI-EXPO. New, visionary ownership has brought about company-wide... Read more

Enstrom 480B and 280FX all-glass instrument panels now available

Enstrom 480B and 280FX all-glass instrument panels now available

7-Mar-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom is excited to announce new all-glass instrument panels for 2023. Available on both the 480B and 280FX, the new panels bring state-of-the-art avionics and incredible capability to Enstrom helicopter cockpits. The new panels are designed around a Garmin G500H TXi EFIS display. Replacing traditional flight and navigation instruments, the G500 features a robust and... Read more

Enstrom names the new incoming president

Enstrom names the new incoming president

15-Feb-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom enters a new era of growth and expansion with new leadership at the helm. We are delighted to welcome Todd Tetzlaff back to the Enstrom family as incoming president. Todd is no stranger to the company. He first set foot in the Menominee, MI factory more than three decades ago when, while still a... Read more

First 480B flies after Enstrom reopening

First 480B flies after Enstrom reopening

31-Jan-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom is excited to announce the flight of the first new 480B Helicopter after reopening just eight months ago. The turbine-powered 480B is the 1317th Enstrom helicopter built, and the 255th 480 series helicopter. This aircraft wasn’t an unfinished left-over airframe, but was built using components procured, machined, fabricated, and assembled onsite. The stunning black... Read more

Enstrom appoints service centre DSA in Czech Republic

Enstrom appoints service centre DSA in Czech Republic

19-Jan-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom is pleased to announce that it has signed DSA a.s. as a Dealer and Service Center for Enstrom Helicopters in the Czech Republic. Located in Hradec Kralove, DSA provides aircraft sales, flight training, and maintenance for all models of Enstrom helicopters, as well as for other manufacturers and fixed-wing aircraft as well. “We knew... Read more

Enstrom is looking to the future

Enstrom is looking to the future

25-Oct-2022Source: 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... Read more

HAI President and CEO Visits Enstrom

HAI President and CEO Visits Enstrom

5-Oct-2022Source: HAI

  Enstrom was recently excited to be visited by none other than Jim Viola, the President of HAI. HAI is the helicopter industry’s leading trade association. Not only do they host the Heli-Expo, our largest trade show, they are a leading voice in Washington and throughout the world speaking on behalf of helicopter operators, maintainers,... Read more

Enstrom at EAA AirVenture 2022

Enstrom at EAA AirVenture 2022

21-Jul-2022Source: Enstrom

  Built from a passion for American ingenuity and entrepreneurship, Enstrom Helicopter was founded in 1959 with a focus on safety, value and performance – and that focus has never faltered. For over 60 years, Enstrom has been supplying quality-made parts and helicopters worldwide; from military and police applications to private and commercial flight uses.... Read more

Enstrom Signs First Sales Representative

Enstrom Signs First Sales Representative

18-Jul-2022Source: Enstrom

  Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that it has signed Aero Facility Co, Ltd. as their representative for sales in the country of Japan. Aero Facility has the honor of being the first Representative signed back after Enstrom emerged out of Chapter 7 bankruptcy on May 13, 2022. Aero Facility was a long... Read more

07-Jun-22 N600TA Enstrom F28F Greenville, US-Ohio (2F)

07-Jun-22 N600TA Enstrom F28F Greenville, US-Ohio (2F)

7-Jun-2022

Helicopter remained upright in heavy landing.  Fire reported.  One report states “Charles Zimmer, 34, the registered owner of the aircraft, was pulled to safety and treated at the scene before he was flown to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries. His wife, Krista Zimmer, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.” Another report... Read more

Lawyer provides more info on Enstrom challenges and future vision

Lawyer provides more info on Enstrom challenges and future vision

27-May-2022Source: Enstrom

  A commitment to collaboration and a focus on creative problem-solving proved to be key in saving an Upper Peninsula helicopter manufacturer that had filed for bankruptcy and preserving 70-plus jobs. Acting as legal counsel for the Chapter 7 trustee, attorneys from Warner Norcross + Judd LLP worked to broker the sale of the Enstrom... Read more

Enstrom bought by Surack Enterprises after MidTex financing issue

Enstrom bought by Surack Enterprises after MidTex financing issue

25-May-2022Source: Surack

  Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced that he has purchased The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Michigan to rebuild the Enstrom brand into one of the leading American-made helicopter manufacturer as it once was. In a letter to the Enstrom leadership team, Surack shared his appreciation to the employees for their devotion and... Read more

Enstrom sold to Surack Enterprises after MidTex funding problems

Enstrom sold to Surack Enterprises after MidTex funding problems

16-May-2022Source: Enstrom

  Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced that he has purchased The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Michigan to rebuild the Enstrom brand into one of the leading American-made helicopter manufacturer as it once was. In a letter to the Enstrom leadership team, Surack shared his appreciation to the employees for their devotion and... Read more

New Owner to Reopen Former Enstrom Helicopter Facility

New Owner to Reopen Former Enstrom Helicopter Facility

12-Mar-2022Source: MidTex Aviation

MidTex Aviation, LLC (“MidTex”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (“Enstrom”), and plans to reopen the factory in Menominee, MI.  The asset purchase agreement was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District... Read more

12-Mar-22 N270HA Enstrom F280FX Okeechobee, US-Florida

12-Mar-22 N270HA Enstrom F280FX Okeechobee, US-Florida

12-Mar-2022

Struck powerlines during take-off... Read more

Enstrom – what are the likely outcomes?

Enstrom – what are the likely outcomes?

1-Feb-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Under two weeks ago, the Michigan based manufacturer Enstrom Helicopter Corporation closed its doors and went into Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. There is no scope for a financial rearrangement (ie the US “Chapter 11” rules) and the company will be liquidated, and its assets sold off. Why did the company fail? What is now becoming... Read more

Enstrom closes after 62 years

Enstrom closes after 62 years

20-Jan-2022

Michigan based manufacturer Enstrom is to close Friday 21st January after 62 years.  The company is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means the company is being liquidated and there is no potential for reorganisation. Enstrom celebrated its 60th birthday on 22nd December 2019, and a detailed report on how mining engineer Rudy Enstrom founded... Read more

14-Dec-21 5146 Enstrom 480B Jiraprawat, Thailand (2F)

14-Dec-21 5146 Enstrom 480B Jiraprawat, Thailand (2F)

14-Dec-2021

Crashed and burned out, with instructor and student receiving fatal injuries.  News reel shows one helicopter suddenly losing altitude in a long parade of 9+ helicopters.  One report indicates there was smoke was emanating from the helicopter while it was in flight. The fatalities were later named as Lt. Col. Panthong Banchongplaen, flight instructor and... Read more

08-Sep-21 N51789 Enstrom 28C Toughkenamon, US-Pennsylvania

08-Sep-21 N51789 Enstrom 28C Toughkenamon, US-Pennsylvania

8-Sep-2021

Landed hard, skid broke, helicopter rolled over... Read more

30-Jun-21 N1225D Enstrom 280FX Sherman, US-Texas

30-Jun-21 N1225D Enstrom 280FX Sherman, US-Texas

30-Jun-2021

FAA report “forced landing in a field”... Read more

09-May-21 N8627J Enstrom F28F Palmer, US-Alaska

09-May-21 N8627J Enstrom F28F Palmer, US-Alaska

9-May-2021

Autorotation landing.  Skid stuck in ground during run-on landing, causing helicopter nose to hit ground and main blades to slice tail boom... Read more

08-Apr-21 N9274 Enstrom 28A Springdale, US-Arkansas

08-Apr-21 N9274 Enstrom 28A Springdale, US-Arkansas

8-Apr-2021

FAA – Skid stuck in mud while hover training, bending the skid... Read more

Second group of Botswana police pilots training on Enstrom 480B

Second group of Botswana police pilots training on Enstrom 480B

24-Feb-2021Source: Your Botswana

The second group of pilots from the Botswana Police Service Air Support Branch have arrived in South Africa for their second Enstrom 480B Helicopter Pilot Type Conversion Training course. See Full Story. ... Read more

10-Oct-20 N899RT Enstrom 480B Putnam, US-Connecticut

10-Oct-20 N899RT Enstrom 480B Putnam, US-Connecticut

10-Oct-2020

Helicopter was attempting to land on a trailer/dolly.  One skid got caught, causing helicopter to come to rest on its side.  The two passengers got out OK.  Fire Brigade said it took crews about 50 minutes to extricate the pilot... Read more

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

Q1 production analysis – Airbus rises while every other OEM falls

Q1 production analysis – Airbus rises while every other OEM falls

29-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

GAMA, the General Aviation Manufacturers’ Association, has released it’s quarterly production report covering January to March 2020. This covers the general aviation aircraft shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2020. Piston, turboprop, business jet and rotorcraft deliveries declined across all segments during the first quarter of 2020 as compared to the first quarter... Read more

Botswana Police Air support orders 3 Enstrom 480B

Botswana Police Air support orders 3 Enstrom 480B

30-Jan-2020Source: Enstrom

Enstrom kicked off opening day of Heli-Expo 2020 in Anaheim with the announcement of a multi aircraft agreement with the Botswana Police-Air Support Branch. Mr. Keabetswe Makophe, the Commissioner of Police for the Botswana Police Service was on hand at the Enstrom Helicopter booth (2904) for the announcement that adds 3 Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters... Read more

Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B

Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B

9-Jan-2020Source: Defence Web

The Botswana Police Air Support branch has ordered three new Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters from Safomar Aviation and these will join its fleet of Airbus models. See Full Story.   ... Read more

Enstrom celebrates 60 years

Enstrom celebrates 60 years

18-Dec-2019Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is proud to be celebrating its 60th anniversary, December 22, 2019. From humble beginnings in the woods of northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown to become a storied aerospace manufacturer, having produced more than 1300 aircraft operated in over 50 countries around the world. Rudy Enstrom was a mining engineer in Crystal Falls,... Read more

11-Dec-19 N65RS Enstrom F28 Bluffdale, US-Utah

11-Dec-19 N65RS Enstrom F28 Bluffdale, US-Utah

11-Dec-2019

Aircraft crashed under into a field near Redwood road, after the pilot lost the tail rotor and started spinning.... Read more

26-Oct-19 N280F Enstrom 280F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon (1F)

26-Oct-19 N280F Enstrom 280F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon (1F)

26-Oct-2019

Details not yet known.  Pilot suffered fatal injuries and passenger (pilot’s daughter) received injuries which are reportedly not life threatening... 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

Royal Thai Army prepares for more Enstrom 480Bs

Royal Thai Army prepares for more Enstrom 480Bs

2-Oct-2019Source: Air Forces Monthly

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is receiving training on its latest batch of six Enstrom 480B helicopters ahead of delivery. Over the next four weeks, a total of 36 RTA pilots and mechanics will be visiting Enstrom facilities in Menominee, Michigan, to become trained to fly and support the turbine-powered helicopters. They will be split into two groups,... Read more

Enstrom Obtains Certification of Garmin® GTN 750

Enstrom Obtains Certification of Garmin® GTN 750

26-Jul-2019Source: Enstrom

Enstrom is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has certified the Garmin GTN 750, a  GPS/NAV/COMM multifunction display system in the Enstrom 480B. The GTN 750 features graphical flight planning, terrain mapping, air traffic viewing, detailed geo-referenced charting, satellite weather reporting and tons more.  These features are all available on a tall touchscreen display... Read more

Enstrom Celebrates 60 Years

Enstrom Celebrates 60 Years

24-Jul-2019Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is proud to be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019. From humble beginnings in the woods of northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown to become a storied aerospace manufacturer, having produced more than 1300 aircraft operated in over 50 countries around the world. Rudy Enstrom was a mining engineer in Crystal Falls, MI... Read more

Enstrom Helicopters on display at  EAA AirVenture 2019

Enstrom Helicopters on display at EAA AirVenture 2019

22-Jul-2019Source: Enstrom

Enstrom is on display at the 50th EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh! Enstrom Helicopter Corporation will be displaying a state of the art 5 place turbine powered 480B, complete with an Aspen glass cockpit and Garmin avionics. Also on display will be a stunning 3 seat 280FX. The only turbocharged piston helicopter in production today,... Read more

22-Mar-19 OK-CLV Enstrom 480 Slavoňov, Czech Republic (2F)

22-Mar-19 OK-CLV Enstrom 480 Slavoňov, Czech Republic (2F)

22-Mar-2019

Training flight leading to fatal injuries of both the student and the instructor, named here as Michal Beneš... 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

New Options for Enstrom Service in France

New Options for Enstrom Service in France

11-Mar-2019Source: Enstrom

The newest Enstrom Helicopter service center was announced at Heli-Expo in Atlanta. Copter & Boat’s Dream, also known as Copter Company in France, is owned by Eddy Pacalis and is based in Cournonsec, West of Montpellier on the Mediterranean Riviera where they maintain 30+ helicopters including 6 Enstroms. Doug Smith, Director of Product Support at... Read more

Six more Enstrom 480s for Thailand

Six more Enstrom 480s for Thailand

8-Mar-2019Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the sale of 6 turbine powered 480B aircraft to M-Landarch, the Enstrom Representative in Thailand. The $12m contract includes flight and maintenance training, and the aircraft are expected to deliver in the second half of 2019. The helicopters will be used for ab-initio and advanced flight training. The... 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 480B receives Canadian certification

Enstrom 480B receives Canadian certification

6-Feb-2019Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce it has received Transport Canada validation of their model 480B helicopter on January 25, 2019. The 480B joins the other Enstrom models listed under FAA Type Certificate H1CE which have been approved for operation in Canada including the F-28A, 280, F-28C, F-28C-2, 280C, F-28F, 280F, and 280FX. “Enstrom... Read more

New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

5-Nov-2018Source: Enstrom

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

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

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