TH 180 2nd Flight

Enstrom’s third TH-180 flight test vehicle is in production with completion expected this summer.  With two aircraft flying, Enstrom is focused on an accelerated certification flight test schedule.

Menominee, MI, May 31, 2016--On May 26th, Enstrom resumed flight testing of the TH-180 with the second prototype, Helicopter N181TH.   The TH-180 took to the air under control of Enstrom test pilot and Senior Technical Fellow, William Taylor.  Taylor took the aircraft through a standard production-type acceptance, including all the hover and forward flight checks such as tracking and rigging checks.  “It flies great.” said Taylor, “Now we can resume certification.  The market needs a robust, forgiving trainer.”

Enstrom’s third TH-180 flight test vehicle is in production with completion expected this summer.  With two aircraft flying, Enstrom is focused on an accelerated certification flight test schedule.

Founded in 1959, Enstrom Helicopter designed and manufactures light, single-engine piston and turbine helicopters for commercial, government, and personal use. Enstrom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chongqing General Aviation Group (CGAG) and is located in Menominee, Michigan. For more information on Enstrom, visit www.enstromhelicopter.com.