Sunday, June 1, 2008
Enstrom Delivers Three 480Bs to Mexico
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES
Enstrom Helicopter Corp has delivered three new turbine 480Bs to its newest international dealer, Aerolineas Ejecutivas S.A. de C.V. in Mexico, and a customer of that dealer there.
Aerolineas Ejecutivas plans to use a 480B as a demonstrator and in commercial operations, Enstrom said. The other two are going to the firm’s first Enstrom customer, the state of Guerrero on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast. There they are to be used for law enforcement missions; both are equipped with Spectrolab SX-16 searchlights, Northern Airborne Technology public-address systems, Garmin GNS 530 GPS/COM and Bose headsets. Enstrom provided two Mexican pilots with transition training.
All three aircraft were flown from Enstrom’s Menominee, Mich. factory to Toluca, Mexico, close to Mexico City, putting the aircraft through the paces of extreme altitude and temperature ranges. There are a number of 480B sales pending around the world.