Honeywell HTS900 Engine-Powered Eagle 407HP Begins Flight Testing

      Honeywell HTS900 Engine-Powered Eagle 407HP Begins Flight Testing

The Honeywell HTS900 engine was chosen by Eagle Copters Ltd. for its re-engine
program for the venerable Bell 407, called the Eagle 407HP

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HELI-EXPO -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON)
previously announced that the HTS900 turboshaft engine was chosen by Eagle
Copters Ltd. for its re-engine program for the Bell 407, named the Eagle
407HP. The concept of this engine conversion program originated in 2009 and
now, after the successful conclusion of integration and ground testing, the
Eagle 407HP is in the final steps toward Transport Canada and Federal Aviation
Administration certification.


The Bell 407 helicopter is considered to be one of the most versatile
helicopters in operation today, and operators are searching for better
performance and reduced maintenance costs. Eagle Copters is replacing the
incumbent turbine engine with the HTS900 turbine engine to improve the 407's
performance at high altitudes and hot ambient temperatures (high/hot
capabilities), reduce fuel consumption by 8 to10 percent over the incumbent
engine, and lower direct engine maintenance costs due to longer lasting
components and lower replacement costs when spares are required.

The Honeywell HTS900 engine incorporates numerous next-generation technologies
and produces an excess of 1,000 shaft horsepower at takeoff. This significant
increase in shaft horsepower improves the payload capability of the helicopter
by an estimated 30 percent at 12,000 feet, resulting in increased helicopter
capability over a wider operating spectrum.

The EAGLE 407HP will be on display in Eagle Copters' display booth No. C5922
during the Heli-Expo 2013 trade show in Las Vegas.

Supporting Quotes

  oBrian Sill, Vice President, Defense and Space Americas Aftermarket,
    "The HTS900 engine is a proven powerplant that delivers more power and
    lower fuel consumption compared to any other engine in its class. By
    installing the HTS900 in the Bell 407, Eagle Copters will now provide a
    platform that gives customers the best option possible for power and
  oDavid Shepherd, Chief Design Engineer, Eagle Copters Ltd.
    "Eagle Copters' mission is to provide value to our customers, and we have
    taken the opportunity to retrofit the existing Bell 407 helicopter with
    this higher horsepower engine. The net result of this endeavor will be
    enhanced engine performance, an increased payload and increased high/hot

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