Enstrom, July 16, 2018 - The first of 6 Enstrom 480B-Gs were delivered to LOM PRAHA for use at their Flight Training Center (CLV) on the military base in Pardubice, Czech Republic on June 21.
The sales of these aircraft were coordinated by DSA, the Enstrom Representatives in the Czech Republic.
There will be a total of 4 military and 2 civilian registered 480B-Gs, all of which include the Garmin G1000H glass cockpit.
The Enstroms are replacing the Mi-2 aircraft that CLV had been using for training Czech Air Force pilots since 2004.
Previously Miroslav Hejna, CEO of LOM PRAHA TRADE. a.s., the subsidiary of the state enterprise LOM PRAHA, said “We believe the aircraft and the Enstrom team are the best choice for the long term.” As the CLV continues to expand their operations, the Enstrom 480B-Gs are their first American made aircraft.
The official “Rotation of the Guards” ceremony was attended by former Minister of Defence Karla Slechtova along with other high ranking military officials. The airshow highlighted the departure of the Mi-2 and the capabilities of the 480B-G to former Minister Slechtova after which VIP demos were offered. Dennis Martin, Director of Sales and Marketing at Enstrom Helicopter, who was also in attendance said “This is a new direction for LOM PRAHA and for the Czech Air force. We proud to join their team.”
LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. is located in Prague and operates as a business broker in the fields of helicopter airframe maintenance, maintenance of heavy aggregates (engines, gearboxes) and aviation training and ground staff training are among other significant specializations of the company. They are a subsidiary of the state enterprise LOM PRAHA s.p. For more information, visit www.lomtrade.cz.
DSA is an approved Enstrom Representative located in Prague. They have been maintaining, restoring and selling fixed-wing and rotary aircraft since 1991. Other services include a flight school, sightseeing and taxi flights aerial photography, and transportation for medical patients and injured persons (HEMS).
About Enstrom: Founded in 1959, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation designs and produces light single-engine helicopters for the global market. Missions include helicopter training, police and wildlife patrol, aerial photography and tours, ag spray and livestock management, and personal transportation. Enstrom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chongqing General Aviation Industry Group Co., Ltd. (CGAG).