October 21, 2017 – Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has announced the signed contract for six of their 480B-G turbine helicopters with LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. located in the Czech Republic. The Enstrom representatives in the Czech Republic, Dan Tuck and Roland VenHees from DSA, provided the coordination for marketing along with the flight demonstrations, sales support and contract negotiations for this program.
Enstrom’s turbine-powered model, known as the 480B-G is equipped with the Garmin G1000H which offers a glass cockpit capability for this helicopter. This equipment, when coupled with the stability and maneuverability of the 480B makes this an ideal training aircraft.
“We looked at several aircraft models prior to deciding on the Enstrom 480B-G,” said Miroslav Hejna, CEO of LOM PRAHA TRADE. a.s. “We believe the aircraft and the Enstrom team are the best choice for the long term.”
This signed contract has two of the En helicopters slated for a delivery in early 2018 which will then be followed by four more to be delivered later in the year. This contract also includes spares, tools needed for maintaining the helicopters, and both pilot and maintenance training at the Enstrom factory. Of the six helicopters, LOM PRAHA TRADE will be utilizing four of the Enstrom 480B-Gs for military pilot training. The remaining two aircraft will be used by LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. for pilot training.
“The Enstrom 480B has proven to be the perfect ship for training in the military setting,” said Tracy Biegler, President, and CEO of Enstrom. “Moving from the 480 to a larger aircraft provides a seamless transition.”
Lom PRAHA TRADE a.s. is located in Prague and operates as a business broker in the fields of helicopter airframe maintenance, maintenance of heavy aggregates (engines, gearboxes) and aviation training and ground staff training are among other significant specializations of the company. They are a subsidiary of LOM PRAHA s.p.
Like this story? Do what the rest of the helicopter industry is doing and sign up for your free copy of Collective Magazine by clicking HERE.