Category: Inside Enstrom

Chuck Surack aiming to take Enstrom ‘to new heights’

After a tumultuous first half of 2022 for the storied Enstrom Helicopter Corp., the future is beginning to look bright once again. In January, after over 60 years of manufacturing helicopters, Enstrom was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Shortly after, during HAI Heli-Expo 2022, Texas-based MidTex Aviation appeared ready to take over the reins and… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopter Donates To M&M Children’s ‘Future Fund’

Enstrom Helicopter continued its support of our communities by contributing to the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Future Fund children’s savings account program. The $6,000 donation from Enstrom will provide each third-grade student across Marinette and Menominee Counties with an additional $10 incentive for their Future Fund account. In presenting the check, Chuck Surack, Enstrom’s new owner… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Cody Parkovich

Production Pilot/Tech Rep at Enstrom Helicopter Corp. I started my career in aviation in 2006 as an Airframe Mechanic in the Marine Corps on F/A-18 Hornets. At the beginning of this adventure, I never had an “aha moment” of this could be a career. Growing up in Marinette, Wisconsin, it was not a common topic… Read more »

Aviation Specialty Insurance Owner Insurance Programs

For those that have owned Enstrom’s in the past or for those looking to buy in the future, Aviation Specialty Insurance is working on owner insurance programs that will be tailored specifically to Enstrom and its models. We’re confident this program will be unmatched in the market, with the goal being to ease the burden… Read more »

The Future of Enstrom

It‘s been quite an interesting summer at Enstrom! This time last year our corporate campus was very quiet, but this year it’s humming with activity and has come back to life! As of today we officially have 86 employees spread out among all departments, including the factory floor. And on the floor we currently have… Read more »

HAI President and CEO Jim Viola Visits Enstrom

Enstrom was recently excited to be visited by none other than Jim Viola, the President of HAI. HAI is the helicopter industry’s leading trade association. Not only do they host the Heli-Expo, our largest trade show, they are a leading voice in Washington and throughout the world speaking on behalf of helicopter operators, maintainers, and… Read more »

Enstrom is Back!

Perhaps the question we’ve been getting asked most lately at Enstrom is, “How are things going?” In a word, great! The factory is buzzing with excitement not felt in many years. As of the date of this newsletter, we have over 70 employees, and we are adding more every week. Enstrom has rehired manufacturing people, engineers, product… Read more »

Propelling Enstrom into the Future

For over 60 years, Enstrom Helicopter has been an industry leader in safety, design, and innovation and I couldn’t be more excited to join this renowned business and help reestablish this icon of the sky. My history with Enstrom dates to 2008 when I began my journey of learning to fly these incredible machines. I… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopters at EAA Airventure

Everyone at Enstrom is excited to have participated in our first major show after the factory reboot. July 25 through 31 we displayed at the EAA Airventure extravaganza in Oshkosh, WI, and with over 600,000 people attending couldn’t have started with a bigger bang. The response was fantastic. We had our demo 480B there, complete… Read more »

Upcoming Events

The Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering

05/04/2024
Location: The Alaska State Fairgrounds
The first weekend in May every year, Alaskans gather to celebrate aviation and plan for the upcoming flying season by attending the largest free aviation event in the nation!

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Washington DC Flyover

05/11/2024
Location: Washington, DC
The GA Flyover will commemorate the many contributions general aviation has provided to this nation over the past eight decades.

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Enstrom Maintenance Course, Piston

06/03/2024 Fri., 06/07/2024
Cost: $1,400 Per Person
Location: Menominee, Michigan, USA
Enstrom offers maintenance courses to educate pilots and ground crew. They are I.A. Renewal Accredited.

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