Approved: Enstrom 480B Gets Increase in Takeoff/Landing at Altitude | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 03.23.17

Airborne
03.27.17

Airborne
03.28.17

Airborne
03.29.17

Airborne
03.23.17

Airborne 03.24.17

Airborne-Unmanned 03.28.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 03.23.17

Airborne
03.27.17

Airborne
03.28.17

Airborne
03.29.17

Airborne
03.23.17

Airborne 03.24.17

Airborne-Unmanned 03.28.17

Fri, Feb 20, 2004

Approved: Enstrom 480B Gets Increase in Takeoff/Landing at Altitude

Enstrom Helicopter has scored yet another performance upgrade for its turbine whirlybird. Enstrom has received FAA certification for a change in the 480B operations limitations that increases the maximum altitude for takeoff and landings at 3,000 pounds gross weight from 2,100 feet density altitude to 10,000 feet density altitude.

“Enstrom worked with the FAA to clean up some loose ends from when the certification basis changed from CAR 6 to FAR 27 and eliminate the Takeoff/Landing Gross Weight Limitations from the Rotorcraft Flight Manual,” said William Taylor, director of engineering. This is the latest development in Enstrom’s ongoing product improvement program to enhance its turbine model.

It applies to all models of the 480 series helicopter.

The 480 was certified in 1993 and the 480B was certified in 2001. Among other improvements, the 480B increased the turbine’s gross weight from 2,850 to 3,000 pounds.

Four-eighties are certified throughout the world and serve a variety of commercial and private functions. They offer a spacious, versatile cockpit with outstanding visibility from all five seats. A world class helicopter, Enstrom claims that their turbine model provides outstanding safety, maneuverability, speed, comfort and good looks at the most affordable price of any other helicopter in its class.

Founded in 1959, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation manufactures a complete line of helicopters including the three-place, piston-powered F28F and 280FX, and the turbine-powered 480B. The 480B is available as a three-place advanced trainer or as a three- to five-place VIP aircraft.

For law enforcement applications, the 480B is known as the Guardian and the F28F is called the Sentinel.

FMI: www.enstromhelicopter.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.27.17: Continental Motors ‘Overhaul’, Amazon Rotor, SpaceX DroneShip

Also: Boom Supersonic, Boeing 747-8, Boeing Grant, IKE's 300,000th, Rocket Lab, Duncan Aviation, Xplorer Mini Continental Motors seems to have a lot of faith in the future of aviat>[...]

Airborne 03.28.17: Dynon ADS-B/WX Recvrs, B-29 'Doc' Touring!, Atlanta Tech

Also: Safety Focus, Aero-Calendar, Mechanic Pay, Alaska Airlines, GAMA, CA Aviation Hall Of Fame, Gogo Biz 4G Dynon’s new dual band SV-ADSB-472 receives ADS-B traffic via 978>[...]

Racing Aircraft 'Hot Stuff' Involved In Runway Accident Won't Be Racing

Scratches The Airplane From National Air Race In Reno The iconic World Cup winner and Formula 1 Air Racer "Hot Stuff", flown by Thom Richard will not be participating in the 2017 R>[...]

The European Union And South Asia Strengthen Ties In Civil Aviation

New Technical Cooperation Project Managed By EASA Unveiled The European Union (EU) and South Asian states recently celebrated the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in c>[...]

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD Number: 2017-06-09 Product: Certain Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC