Enstrom Helicopters

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2005
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Fast, Versatile, and Safe

Sixty years ago, Michigan lumberman and mechanic Rudy Enstrom dreamt of manufacturing his own helicopter. Aided by experienced aircraft designers and backed by local businesspeople, Enstrom realized his dream in the 1960s when the R.J. Enstrom Corp. (established 1959, and renamed the Enstrom Helicopter Corp. in 1971) began building and selling the F-28 light helicopter. Until being superseded by new models, more than 300 F-28s were built and sold to customers worldwide.

Today, Enstrom's primary corporate objective remains the same: to achieve the proper balance of performance, safety, functionality, reliability, and affordability in a family of light helicopter designs. "We are proud of our record of low accident rates and we are particularly proud of an exemplary record of few serious or fatal accidents," says Enstrom President and CEO Jerry M. Mullins. "Our high-mass, high-inertia rotor system may add to the cost of our helicopters, but the dividends it returns in the form of increased safety are well worth the investment."


Enstrom's Offerings

Enstrom's 280FX and F28F piston-powered helicopters are the only turbocharged helicopters produced in the world today. They out-perform all competitors at altitude. In addition to excellent performance, they feature the roomiest cockpits in class and best finish level.

Enstrom's 480B light turbine helicopter combines outstanding performance with a superior cabin and the lowest acquisition and operating costs in its class. Exceptionally easy to pilot with wide safety margins, the 480B is well suited to a wide range of applications.

Satisfied Customers!

"I love the Enstrom," says Mike Adrian, who flies the Enstrom 280 C Shark for KEYE-TV. "It's a very stable helicopter, extremely forgiving, tough as a boot (and) legendary for its durability."

"I don't know what more you could want from a piece of machinery," says Brian Alesio, a private pilot who flies the F28F Falcon. "It's smooth, it's fast, and it performs flawlessly."

"The 480 has been better than my expectations," says private pilot Richard Smith. "There's no comparison between any other single engine on the market and Enstrom."

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