Enstrom resumes TH-180 prototype testing

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Enstrom Helicopter Corporation resumed flight testing of the TH-180 design on May 26 with the the first flight of its second test vehicle.

According to the company, the TH-180 was flown by 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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