Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has received a signed contract from the Venezuela Ministry of Defense for 16 training helicopters.
The aircraft will be delivered within the next 18 months and will be used for training by the Venezuelan Air Force and Navy. The contract includes 16 standard model 480B helicopters as well as spare parts and tools, pilot and maintenance training, and in-country technical assistance during the life of the contract.
The Venezuelan National Guard operates Enstrom helicopters purchased in the 1970s; they expanded their fleet in 2001. Contract negotiations were coordinated through Helinautica, which represents Enstrom in Venezuela.
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