With the 407HP helicopter's exceptional payload performance, today's announcement firmly positions Yellowhead Helicopters, Ltd. as a leading utility operator in Canada.
Eagle Copters Ltd. is proud to announce it has delivered two more Eagle 407HP's to industry veteran Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. just in time for the upcoming season. Yellowhead Helicopters, Ltd. plans to take full advantage of the 407HP's additional power and payload during the warm summer months for various missions including cone harvesting, aerial seeding, power and pipe line patrols and fire suppression.
"Yellowhead's remarkable rate of growth in supporting the forestry, mining, petroleum, utility and tourism industries has been achieved by offering its customers the ultimate combination of performance and value," said Stephane Arsenault, VP - Sales and Marketing, Eagle Copters Ltd. "The 407HP reflects our company's leading ability to provide innovative helicopter solutions across a broad spectrum of industries and we thank Yellowhead for its confidence in our products."
Yellowhead Helicopters, Ltd. is a privately held Canadian company that has been providing commercial helicopter solutions to the public, industry and government since 1975. "We are excited to take delivery of the upgraded aircraft from Eagle Copters Ltd," said Jacob Forman, CEO and accountable executive for Yellowhead Helicopters, Ltd. Forman went on to say that the Eagle 407HP's performance is hard to ignore and the aircraft has proven results over the previous fire season. "We look forward to the extra power and payload that the Eagle 407HP offers. The enhanced safety of the dual channel FADEC [full authority digital engine control], the fuel savings and resultant reduction in CO2 emissions are also qualities that our company embraces," he said.
The Eagle 407HP conversion replaces the Rolls Royce C47 turbine engine with a next-generation Honeywell HTS900, substantially improving high-altitude and hot ambient temperature performance of the Bell 407 - already considered one of the best and most versatile helicopter's ever made- to give helicopter operators a more powerful, yet surprisingly, more fuel efficient aircraft. Developed with safety, performance and affordability as top requirements, the new Eagle 407HP is ideally suited for playing an even more demanding role wherever outperformance is a must: in security and law enforcement; utility services, such as pipeline and power line construction; forest management; heli-skiing; firefighting; EMS and more.