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Enstrom Sells Six Helos to Czech Republic for Training

By S.L. Fuller | October 20, 2017

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Powered by a single Rolls-Royce 250-C20W turbine engine, the Enstrom 480B can be an entry-level turbine, or outfitted for higher-level duties. Photo by Ernie Stephens

The Czech Republic’s Lom Praha Trade has ordered six Enstrom 480B-Gs, the manufacturer said. Four aircraft are to be used for military pilot training, while the other two are to be used for non-military pilot training.

“The Enstrom 480B has proven to be the perfect ship for training in the military setting,” said Tracy Biegler, president and CEO of Enstrom. “Moving from the 480 to a larger aircraft provides a seamless transition.”

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The first two helicopters are scheduled to be delivered early next year. The remaining four would follow in the same year. The contract covers spares, tools, pilot training and maintenance training.

The 480B-G is a turbine-powered helicopter featuring the Garmin G1000H glass cockpit.

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