Air Shasta, a leading helicopter service provider for the northwest United States, has taken delivery of their first Eagle 407HP helicopter powered by the Honeywell HTS900 engine.
Eagle 407HP helicopter conversions are becoming popular with operators looking for more power, better performance, greater load capacity and improved fuel economy than the Bell 407 can deliver with its standard engine.
“While operating in hot and high conditions in northern California, increased performance becomes a requirement to fulfill missions,” said Casey Ross, Air Shasta vice president of operations. Redding, Calif.-based Air Shasta plans to take advantage of the increased payload in firefighting, wildlife, and utility contracting.
“We are confident that the Eagle 407HP will give us that competitive edge. We expect that the Eagle 407HP’s additional performance will afford us the opportunity to win more contracts as we expand our firefighting and utility offering,” said president and chief pilot, Dave Everson. Air Shasta has over 30 years’ experience in helicopter tours, sales, maintenance, flight training and charter services.
For more news and information on the Eagle Copters 407HP engine upgrade, visit the HTS900 engine webpage.