Royal Thai Army 480B deliveries complete
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently completed delivery of 16 480B turbine training/utility helicopters for the Royal Thai Army (RTA). The deliveries were completed on budget, and ahead of contracted requirements.
“I am extremely proud of our team,” said Enstrom’s President & CEO, Jerry Mullins. “From contract signing to final delivery we completed this programme in just 19 months, and that included engineering, developing, testing, building and delivering 16 of the most advanced turbine training helicopters in the world.” The RTA 480Bs are equipped with state-of-the-art Cobham EFIS systems, dual Wulfsberg RT-5000 transceivers, Honeywell radar altimeters, and dual electronic/analog flight instrumentation. “It’s an incredible accomplishment. I think we’ve shown a small company , can do big things.”
“The RTA has been a great partner to work with on this programme,” said Tracy Biegler, Enstrom’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “They are already putting their new helicopters to good use, not only for
Cirrus Aircraft announced today that Cirrus SR20s and SR22s have been selected by Cassidian Aviation Training Services (CATS) in a public tender for the French Air Force and Navy.
A fleet of 13 Cirrus SR20s will be dedicated for training pilots at the French Air Force base of Salon de Provence. An additional fleet of seven Cirrus SR22s will be dedicated to training flights of navigating officers arm systems (NOSA) and liaison flights, in particular to accompany the French Air Force’s aerobatic team.
Cirrus Vice President, Global Fleet and Special Mission Aircraft Sales, Jon Dauplaise