Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is continuing flight testing on the new TH180 helicopter. Originally announced at the 2014 HAI show, Enstrom has since taken a number of signed MOUs on the new helicopter designed for the ab-initio flight training, light commercial, and private owner market.
“We are into the envelope expansion phase,” said Enstrom test pilot Bill Taylor, “we’ve had it out over 90 kts so far, and everything is performing as expected.” Enstrom is currently flight testing the second prototype helicopter, and has begun construction on a third test helicopter, which will be a fully conforming prototype. That aircraft will be added to the flight test fleet later this year, with certification expected in 2016.

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