Enstrom 480B-G’s accepted in the Czech Republic for Training
The first of 6 Enstrom 480B-Gs were delivered to LOM PRAHA for use at their Flight Training Center (CLV) on the military base in Pardubice, Czech Republic on June 21. The sales of these aircraft were coordinated by DSA, the Enstrom Representatives in the Czech Republic. There will be a total of 4 military and 2 civilian registered 480B-Gs, all of which include the Garmin G1000H glass cockpit. The Enstroms are replacing the Mi-2 aircraft that CLV had been using for training Czech Air Force pilots since 2004. Previously Miroslav Hejna, CEO of LOM PRAHA TRADE. a.s., the subsidiary of the state enterprise LOM PRAHA, said “We believe the aircraft and the Enstrom team are the best choice for the long term.” As the CLV continues to expand their operations, the Enstrom 480B-Gs are their first American made aircraft.
The official “Rotation of the Guards” ceremony was attended by former Minister of Defence Karla Slechtova along with other high ranking military officials. The airshow highlighted the departure of the Mi-2 and the capabilities of the 480B-G to former Minister Slechtova after which VIP demos were offered. Dennis Martin, Director of Sales and Marketing at Enstrom Helicopter, who was also in attendance said “This is a new direction for LOM PRAHA and for the Czech Air force. We proud to join their team.”
About Enstrom HelicopterFrom Rudy Enstrom’s early designs in 1943 to initial testing in a Michigan Quarry in 1957 to aircraft operating on six continents, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has maintained a reputation for safety, value and performance. Based in Menominee, Michigan and proudly made in the United States, Enstrom has a rich history for design innovation. The goal is to provide helicopters to the customer’s exact specification and deliver support and maintenance worldwide.