State Of Guerrero To Use Two For Police Ops
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation tells ANN it delivered three new
480B turbine helicopters to Mexico earlier this month.
Enstrom's newest international dealer, Aerolineas Ejecutivas
S.A. de C.V (ALE), took delivery of the first aircraft for use in
commercial operations and as a demonstrator. The other two 480Bs
went to ALE's first Enstrom customer, the State of Guerrero, where
the turbine powered aircraft will be used for law enforcement
Both helicopters are equipped with Sprectrolab SX-16
searchlights, NAT public address systems, Garmin GNS 530 GPS/COM's,
and Bose headsets. Enstrom provided transition training for two
Mexican pilots at the factory, and then sent a pilot to accompany
the aircraft on their ferry flights. All three aircraft were flown
from the frigid northern Michigan factory to the hot and high
mountains of Toluca, Mexico near Mexico City.
"The Enstrom line has been a good option for us to offer," said
Jorge Garagarza of ALE. "Many of our customers are looking to get
into helicopters for the first time, or are looking for a lower
cost helicopter. Enstrom fits the market perfectly. We see a lot of
Garagarza then added ALE has already sold a fourth 480B for an
aerial filming application, and a number of new opportunities are
on the table.
According to Enstrom's Director of Sales and Marketing, Tracy
Biegler, the recent deliveries are another step in Enstrom's
continued push into the law enforcement market. "With over 25
Guardians (law enforcement version of the 480B) delivered, and more
prospects on the horizon, this market is really taking off. When
you add up the numbers, the 480B is just a great law enforcement
helicopter, and people are finally realizing it."
With a number of 480B/Guardian sales pending around the world,
Enstrom is confident that the market will be strong for years to