Latest certification in Feb 2001 as an upgrade of the Model 480.  There is a police version known as the Guardian, which may be eqipped with police radio, searchlight, siren, Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and PA systems.

 

Another version is the 480B-G, equipped with a Garmin G1000H glass cockpit.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Enstrom Helicopter Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Enstrom Helicopter Corp.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.00 m (9.8 ft)

Overall Width: 9.75 m (32.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: RR M250-C20W (derated for use on Enstrom 480B) turbine

Engine manufacturer: Rolls-Royce Corporation

Max continuous power: 206 kW (276 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 227 kW (304 hp)

Maximum power: 227 kW (304 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1361 kg (3000 lb)

Max Range: 685 km (370 nm)

Max Endurance: 4.7 hrs (4.7 hrs)

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