Special to the EagleHerald/Petr Kolmann
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation delivered the first of 6 Enstrom 480B-Gs to LOM PRAHA for use at their Flight Training Center (CLV) on the military base in Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Special to the EagleHerald/Petr Kolmann

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation delivered the first of 6 Enstrom 480B-Gs to LOM PRAHA for use at their Flight Training Center (CLV) on the military base in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

MENOMINEE — Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, headquartered in Menominee, delivered the first of 6 Enstrom 480B-Gs to LOM PRAHA for use at their Flight Training Center (CLV) on the military base in Pardubice, Czech Republic on June 21.

The sales of these aircraft, a total of 4 military and 2 civilian registered 480B-Gs, all of which include the Garmin G1000H glass cockpit, were coordinated by DSA, the Enstrom Representatives in the Czech Republic. The Enstroms are replacing the Mi-2 aircraft that CLV had been using for training Czech Air Force pilots since 2004.

Previously Miroslav Hejna, CEO of LOM PRAHA TRADE. a.s., the subsidiary of the state enterprise LOM PRAHA, said “We believe the aircraft and the Enstrom team are the best choice for the long term.” As the CLV continues to expand their operations, the Enstrom 480B-Gs are their first American made aircraft.

The official “Rotation of the Guards” ceremony, which was attended by former Minister of Defense Karla Slechtova along with other high ranking military officials, featured an airshow which highlighted the departure of the Mi-2 and the capabilities of the 480B-G to former Minister Slechtova.

Dennis Martin, Director of Sales and Marketing at Enstrom Helicopter, who was also in attendance said, “This is a new direction for LOM PRAHA and for the Czech Air force. We are proud to join their team.”

The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, founded in 1959, designs and produces light single-engine helicopters for the global market whose missions include helicopter training, police and wildlife patrol, aerial photography and tours, ag spray and livestock management and personal transportation.

Enstrom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chongqing General Aviation Industry Group Co., Ltd. (CGAG). For more information on Enstrom, persons may visit www.enstromhelicopter.com.