Enstrom 480

Light Utility Helicopter

Enstrom 480 © Robert Beaver
Photo ©: Robert Beaver (photos at airliners.net)
The Enstrom 480 is a single-engine five-seat light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Enstrom Helicopter Corporation.
The Enstrom 480 is a five-seat turboshaft-engine powered development of the Enstrom 280FX.
Crew1-2
Passengers3-4
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelAllison / Rolls-Royce 250-C20W
Engine Power227 kW304 shp
Speed232 km/h125 kts
  144 mph
Service Ceiling3.962 m13.000 ft
Range685 km370 NM
426 mi.
Empty Weight826 kg1.821 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.361 kg3.000 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)3/2
Main Rotor Diameter9,80 m32 ft 2 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,50 m4 ft 11 in
Rotor Disc Area75,4 m812 ft
Length (Fuselage)9,20 m30 ft 2 in
Height3,00 m9 ft 10 in
First Flight12/1988
Production Statusin production
Developed fromEnstrom 280FX Hawk
ICAO CodeEN48
FAA TCDSH1CE
Data for (Version)Enstrom 480B
VariantsTH-28, 480, 480B