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Enstrom resumes flight testing on TH-180

June 1, 2016  By Enstrom

Enstrom resumed flight testing of the TH-180 last week 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.


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