JULY 27TH, 2018 – CALGARY, AB After an extensive certification effort, the Eagle 407HP engine upgrade has been certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and is now available to Chinese operators. By virtue of a Supplemental Type Certification (STC), the Eagle 407HP upgrade replaces the OEM-installed Rolls Royce engine with a 'next-generation' Honeywell HTS900 turbine engine, significantly improving the Bell 407 helicopter's high altitude and hot ambient temperature performance. With the addition of Chinese certification, the Eagle 407HP conversion is now available for operators in China, Canada, Unites States, Mexico, Chile, Australia, Papa New Guinea, and Indonesia.
“With mountainous areas of China making up some 69% of the country’s land mass, the Eagle 407HP is the ideal option for Chinese operators” says Grant Boyter, CEO of Eagle Australasia. “With its increased performance and reduced fuel burn, the Eagle 407HP will improve hot and high performance for Chinese operators.”
First delivered in 2015, the Eagle 407HP enables operators to fly longer, further and higher. Operators can carry more people and payload with greater reliability and lower costs compared to standard 407s and comparable helicopters. At higher attitudes, the Eagle 407HP surpasses the performance of standard 407 variants and other helicopters in its class. With 22% more shaft horsepower, 19% greater payload, lower engine direct maintenance costs, lower fuel burn and the safety of a dual channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system the Eagle 407HP has become the helicopter of choice for demanding operators.
“It is exciting for Eagle to provide Chinese operators with the performance benefits of the Eagle 407HP which have been enjoyed by our customers in other parts of the world” says Jason Kielau, VP Sales and Marketing for Eagle Copters Ltd. “With strong, worldwide demand for the Eagle 407HP in the utility, EMS and para-public segments, this game changing engine upgrade has become a key product for Eagle.
Eagle Copters Ltd is a family owned and operated business of 40 years, with a well-earned reputation for taking a highly personalized approach to providing leading helicopter solutions to customers worldwide. Specializing in helicopter sales, leasing, product development and engineering, and a Bell Platinum Customer Service provider, Eagle Copters has the expertise and unique capabilities to serve and support across virtually every aspect of the industry. Additionally, it has the certifications, experience and proven reliability to meet the needs of a diversity of government and business sector clients, active in security, defence, utilities, emergency medical services and more. Founded in 1975 and based in Calgary, Alberta, today's Eagle Copters has subsidiaries and affiliated operations in Springfield, Missouri (USA), Santiago, (Chile) and Coff's Harbour, NSW (Australia).
Learn more about Eagle Copters and the Eagle 407HP at www.eaglecopters.com