We will participate to European Rotors in Madrid 28 – 30 November and our ENSTROM 280FX will be on display at the ENSTROM HELICOPTER booth, Hall 9, Stand 931.

A new RPM Governor for ENSTROM piston helicopters

Enstrom Helicopters 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.

During autorotation training, it will automatically maintain the RPM just below the green. During the power recovery it will increase engine RPM and marry the needles, and the engine won’t overspeed.

Safety and convenience are what drove the design of the new governor. The governor system will be available on new model 280FX and F28F helicopters and available as a retrofit to any 28-volts 280FX and F28F helicopters in the field.

Botswana Police Air support orders 3 Enstrom 480B Helicopters

Anaheim, January 28th, 2020–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 to their current fleet of helicopters. Safomar Aviation, the Enstrom Dealer in South Africa, was awarded this tender process which included flight demonstrations, sales support, maintenance capability and contract negotiations. The new helicopters will be customized to the Botswana Police Service specifications and include state of the art Trakka Systems day/night cameras and searchlights, navigation and communication equipment, cargo slinging and Light Emergency Medical Systems. “The versatility and flexibility of the helicopter configuration allows the Botswana Police to fulfil a host of missions, including training, crime prevention, wild life conservation, medical evacuation, command and control, search and rescue and.” says Shai Shalem, Managing Director of Safomar Aviation. The three 480Bs are scheduled for delivery in the spring of this year.

The Botswana Police Air Support selected the Enstrom 480B following a lengthy and detailed tender and acquisition process. The 480B safety, power and value with light agility at the controls, combined with low maintenance, reliability and operating costs, so as to ensure consistent, cost effective and uninterrupted aerial support are the main factors for the selection of the Enstrom 480B. “We believe the Enstrom 480B will be a great addition to the Botswana Police fleet.” said Dennis Martin, Director of Sales and Marketing. “We are looking forward to a long relationship with them.”


Royal Thai Army Training and Delivery in Menominee

Menominee MI, September 24,2019 – For the next four weeks, there will be a total of 36 pilots and mechanics visiting Enstrom in Menominee to become factory trained to fly and support Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters owned by the Royal Thai Army. They will be split into two groups, each staying 2 weeks at a time.

“The pilot and mechanic training are crucial to the success any program,” said Bayard duPont, Enstrom Technical Fellow and Chief Flight Instructor. “We welcome this latest group with open arms. It’s about building relationships, getting to know the people at the factory, and feeling comfortable asking us when questions arise.”

While here, the group is assisted by the Enstrom Representative in Thailand, M-Landarch.   They were able to coordinate this trip with the acceptance and delivery of their latest order. “The timing worked out well.  We are able to support our customers and handle the acceptance of our 6 turbine training helicopters.” said Thana  Dharapak of M-Landarch. The helicopters will be used for training in Menominee prior to shipping them to Thailand.  Thana added “It is always a pleasure to do business with Enstrom and the great people in Menominee, MI.”

HAI Expo 2019

A new Enstrom 280FX for Training in France

At Heli Expo, Enstrom Helicopter was pleased to deliver its most recent 280FX to their french dealer Rotor & Aircraft.
This last version of the 280FX includes new wider doors which really facilitate a better access whatever the size of the pilot is.
On top of new doors, also new collective sticks with LED landing lights control. That sort of technology usually available on turbine helicopters is now embedded in the Enstrom 280FX.
The demonstrator F-HPUX is now the first model with all these new improvements.


Menominee MI, February, 2019 – 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 has a long history in Canada,” commented Enstrom’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Dennis Martin.  “A number of our customers have expressed a desire to operate 480B’s in Canada and this new validation will allow them to do so under Canadian registration.”  Enstrom is already in working with their first launch customer in Canada and expects the market to open quickly from there.  “With its legendary toughness, fully articulated rotor head, and low operating costs, we feel the 480B is a natural in the demanding Canadian environment.  Our piston aircraft have proved their worth there for years and we look forward to giving turbine customers a new, versatile option.”