Enstrom 480B: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation began in 1957 and today is owned by the Chongqing Helicopter Investment Company Limited.
Enstrom produces small light helicopters; the Enstrom 480B is a single turbine engine aircraft. The Enstrom 480B-G is the most up to date model and is fitted with the new Garmin G1000H avionics suite.
First flight: October 1989
Missions: Aerial Law Enforcement, VIP/Corporate, EMS
Max speed: 125 knots (never exceed)
Cruise speed: 115 knots
Range: 435 miles
Gross weight: 3,000 lb (1361 kg)
Empty weight: 1,820 lb (826 kg)
Usefiul load: 1,180 lb (535 kg)
Passengers: 1 pilot and 4 passengers