A New Enstrom 280FX for Training in France
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation delivers its newest 280FX to the French training company, Golf Tango, at Heli-Expo in Atlanta. Gérard Taunay, founder of Golf Tango, is on hand, along with François Gatineau, CEO of Rotor and Aircraft, the Enstrom dealer in France.
The new 280FX will be operated from Golf Tango’s main base at Toussus le Noble as well as from its secondary base at Le Havre in Normandy for tourist flights. Heli-Club of Paris will also enjoy the 280FX for private flights. Between these two entities, and with the help of the Enstrom dealer, Rotor & Aircraft, the goal is to promote Enstrom Helicopters in the Paris area but also nationwide.
“The training options, along with the ability to promote Enstrom across France, has us very excited,” says Gatineau. “The 280FX's unique three-bladed articulated rotor system means Golf Tango will now have a new capability as compared to other local operators.”
Dennis Martin, director of Sales and Marketing at Enstrom Helicopter, says, ““We appreciate the dedication of François and look forward to many more opportunities in France because of it. With its fully articulated rotor system and turbo-charged engine, the 280FX has the safety and performance to do things other training helicopters just won’t do. This will really open up Gulf Tango’s capabilities. The training market in France was looking for an alternative to small, underpowered helicopters or helicopters' unforgiving flying characteristics. The 280FX is that alternative, and now Golf Tango is giving it to them.”