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Enstrom 480B helicopter cleared for Canadian operationsEnstrom 480B helicopter cleared for Canadian operations

Enstrom Helicopter announced that Transport Canada has added the company’s flagship model 480B turbine helicopter to the list of FAA-certified Enstrom models approved for operation in Canada.

Photo courtesy of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation.

Menominee, Michigan-based Enstrom Helicopter is working with a launch customer in Canada and expects the Canadian market “to open quickly” for the aircraft, it said in a news release.

“Enstrom has a long history in Canada,” said Dennis Martin, Enstrom director of sales and marketing. “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.”

The five-place, 3,000-pound gross weight 480B joins the company’s F–28A, 280, F–28C, F–28C-2, 280C, F–28F, 280F, and 280FX models with FAA type certification that are approved for Canadian operations.

“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,” Martin said.

Topics: Helicopter, Turbine, Technology

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