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

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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