Enstrom set the goal to have a flying TH180 on booth display at the largest helicopter show, HAI Heli-Expo, in Orlando, USA during March 2015. Although Enstrom has been flying a prototype of the TH180, it is a research and development (R&D) aircraft which tends to be full of wires, instrumentation, extra holes, and primer coloured panels.
Instead of bringing a mock-up like last year, Enstrom will have a nice, new TH180 for the Heli-Expo.
As of today, the tail-cone and engine are installed, the cabin is attached, and the wiring is nearly complete. Expectation is to fly in early February and send it to HAI Heli-Expo for display. The entire factory is supporting this effort on the first new TH180.
While the TH180 was primarily designed for the training market, other suitable missions for the light helicopter include personal transport. Powered by a Lycoming HIO-390 engine, the TH180 is built to be rugged and economical, while providing good headroom and legroom for the two persons or instructor and student.
For more information regarding the Enstrom TH180, contact Safomar Aviation on +2711 397 6260 or on [email protected].