Eagle Copters promoted the 407HP’s hot and high performance for air medical transport providers at the AMTC, Oct. 22 to 24 in Phoenix, Arizona.
This past July, Eagle Copters announced the first air medical conversion of a Bell 407 to the Eagle 407HP. The first of its kind within the air medical space, the engine upgrade brings the Eagle 407HP’s proven success on utility missions to air medical transport providers. AirLife Denver and their FAA part 135 operator, Air Methods, have partnered with Eagle Copters to bring increased performance and reliability, especially in high altitude environments, to their fleet of helicopters. The Eagle 407HP was on display at the Phoenix Convention Center, Booth #1145.
Part of HCA-HealthONE, AirLife Denver serves as the critical care air and ground transport for the system of hospitals that includes eight (8) hospitals, seven (7) freestanding emergency departments, and a variety of additional access points in the Denver-metro area. AirLife has completed more than 62,000 missions over its 35 years of operation. “Being the first air medical operator to configure to the Eagle 407HP is a significant milestone for AirLife, but more importantly for the communities and patients that we serve,” states Brian Leonard, Director of Business Development for AirLife Denver.
“On behalf of Eagle Copters, we appreciate AirLife Denver’s foresight in being the launch customer for the Eagle 407HP in the air medical community,” remarks Barry Kohler, President and CEO of Eagle Copters. “We are confident that the additional power margin and payload increase is essential for air medical operators with missions in hot and high conditions. Eagle Copters looks forward to working with operators in the air medical sector to continually increase the safety and performance of their operations.”