Enstrom, August 21, 2012 - Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently completed delivery of 16 480B turbine training/utility helicopters for the Royal Thai Army (RTA). The deliveries were completed on budget, and ahead of contracted requirements.
“I am extremely proud of our team,” said Enstrom’s President & CEO, Jerry Mullins. “From contract signing to final delivery we completed this program in just 19 months, and that included engineering, developing, testing, building, and delivering 16 of the most advanced turbine training helicopters in the world.” The RTA 480B’s are equipped with state of the art Cobham EFIS systems, dual Wulfsberg RT-5000 transceivers, Honeywell radar altimeters, and dual electronic/analog flight instrumentation. “It’s an incredible accomplishment. I think we’ve shown a small company , can do big things.”
“The RTA has been a great partner to work with on this program”, said Tracy Biegler, Enstrom’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “They are already putting their new helicopters to good use, not only for training, but for other utility missions as well. It made our workforce proud to hear that there were 480B’s flying overhead every day in support of the rescue efforts required during the terrible flooding in Bangkok last year. We look forward to supporting the RTA and their 480B fleet for a long time to come.”
Enstrom is represented in Asia by Blake & DeJong Ltd., and in Thailand by M-Landarch Inc.
Founded in 1959, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation manufactures a complete line of helicopters. The three-seat, piston-powered F28F and 280FX are popular training, sport, and light commercial aircraft. The larger turbine-powered 480B is available as a three-place advanced trainer and patrol aircraft, or as a three to five place executive transport. For law enforcement applications Enstrom produces a specialized variant of the 480B, known as the Guardian, and the F28F, called the Sentinel.