President Todd Tetzlaff represents Enstrom at job fair for alma mater

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation President Todd Tetzlaff had the honor of representing Enstrom at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Fall 2023 Industry/Career Expo in Daytona Beach on October 10. School administrators gave students a day off from classes in order to network with more than 116 companies eager to recruit new talent, including Enstrom. “It was a very… Read more »

Enstrom President Promotes Education Opportunities, Community Involvement

On October 5, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation President Todd Tetzlaff attended the 2023 Connections: K12 Education, Business, Industry & Higher Education event held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s (NWTC) Marinette campus. Representatives from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (UWGB) and the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Association (NEWMA) also participated. This event functioned as a connection point… Read more »

Enstrom to Participate in European Rotors, Madrid

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation will showcase its helicopters at this year’s European Rotors show in Madrid, the largest business-to-business rotorcraft event outside the United States. The four-day event runs from November 27 to 30 in IFEMA Hall 9. Enstrom President Todd Tetzlaff and Vice President of Sales & Marketing Dennis Martin will be in attendance to… Read more »

Enstrom dedicates R&D building in honor of long-time employee

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation’s experimental hangar now bears the name of Jim Bournonville, a long-time employee of Enstrom’s Research and Development department. Jim was born and raised in Menominee, MI and has worked for Enstrom since December 1968. After devoting many years to Enstrom as Head of Manufacturing, Jim went on to support Enstrom’s many R&D… Read more »

How Enstrom fits in the broader context of Helicopter History

In a previous month’s article on Enstrom history, I briefly shared about mechanic Rudy Enstrom’s ingenuity in the ‘40s and ‘50s, leading to the creation of the first Enstrom helicopter. This month, I want to show you how Enstrom’s innovation fits into the overall history of helicopters. So, let’s step back and look at the… Read more »

Safety Check: Stayin’ Alive with Precautionary Landings

84 years ago, in September of 1939, Igor Sikorsky lifted off in a VS-300, the world’s first practical helicopter, for an entire ten seconds in Stratford, Connecticut. Since then, helicopter manufacturers, like Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, have invested in new technology to make rotorcraft safer. However, no helicopter is 100% crash-proof. Former HAI president, the late… Read more »

Enstrom to host semi-annual maintenance courses in September, October

Time is running out to enroll in Enstrom Helicopter Corporation’s final round of 2023 maintenance courses. The piston class is set to begin September 25 at the Enstrom factory in Menominee, MI, and the turbine class will begin at the same location on October 2. Each course will run for one week, from 8AM to… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Christian Broschardt

If there’s a part that’s metal on an Enstrom helicopter, there’s a good chance I had a hand in creating it. My name is Christian Broschardt. I work in the sheet metal department at Enstrom on the CNC press brake, which we affectionately call “Big Red.” With this powerful tool, I can help shape everything… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation at Join Oconto Elks Fly-In

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation celebrated Oconto, Wisconsin’s high-flying heritage at the Oconto County Elks Fly-In on September 16 at the J. Douglas Bake Municipal Airport (KOCQ). Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dennis Martin, flew into Oconto in a 480B helicopter. Enstrom’s rotorcraft joined nearly three dozen other aircraft and more than 200 classic automobiles. Flyovers… Read more »

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Location: The Alaska State Fairgrounds
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Enstrom Maintenance Course, Piston

06/03/2024 Fri., 06/07/2024
Cost: $1,400 Per Person
Location: Menominee, Michigan, USA
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