Enstrom receives new NZ certification

A 408B helicopter. Credit: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, a US-based helicopter manufacturer, has announced that it has received New Zealand Type Acceptance for its Enstrom F-28/280/480 Series of helicopters by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.

“The Enstrom helicopters, with their rugged features and great safety record are a perfect fit for New Zealand,” said Dennis Martin, Director of Marketing and Sales. “The three bladed, fully articulated rotor system is a good choice for the windy conditions and mountainous terrain.”

Enstrom has had Type acceptance to operate piston aircraft in New Zealand for a number of years, but the new Type Acceptance allows Enstrom’s turbine powered 480B to operate in New Zealand, as well as updating the existing certification.

“We are very excited about introducing the 480B to New Zealand,” commented Martin. “Already the first 480B is on its way from the US, and we look forward to customers there getting a chance to see what a modern, cost-effective turbine Enstrom can do.”

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