Airwolf Aerospace named aftermarket supplier of Enstrom 480 tension-torsion straps
March 4, 2013, Middlefield, Oh. - Airwolf Aerospace has been named the OEM vendor and aftermarket supplier of Enstrom 480 Tension-Torsion (TT) straps. The new straps allow for a 36-month/1,200 hour calendar life, which offers customers 50% more value when compared to previous units.
By Carey Fredericks
Customers will be able to purchase the Airwolf-manufactured straps through Enstrom, or directly from Airwolf at a discounted price. The straps are currently in development and Airwolf will set its price in the coming months; the company will be the only FAA-PMA supplier offering the straps to end customers.
Airwolf has built a reputation for manufacturing cost-effective, reliable products, and the company brings significant expertise from its recent development of Bell 206/206L TT straps.
Airwolf Aerospace technical director, John Montana, said, "With Enstrom we have now become their OEM vendor of TT Straps. This achievement underscores our adherence to the strict qualifications and certifications needed for the supply of approved parts. We're not some fly-by-night operation; we're certified by the FAA, and we offer better value for Enstrom and Bell operators across the board. Demand for our products has never been stronger.
“Collaborating with Enstrom on this product, we’ll be offering straps to in-production helicopters as well as the nearly 200 Enstrom 480 owners, worldwide. Airwolf is committed to bringing essential parts to rotorcraft owners at a reasonable price.”
Airwolf manufactures its straps under its FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA). The straps are STC’d by FAA, EASA, ANAC, and TCCA.
Using its proprietary manufacturing processes, over the coming months and years Airwolf will bring many PMA parts and various TT strap models to market.