The HTS900 engine is designed to increase power output, reduce fuel consumption and allow for future engine growth within the same compressor architecture. The engine utilizes a dual-channel full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system with a manual back-up provision to ease pilot workload and to facilitate engine maintenance planning and troubleshooting.
Using design and engineering licensed from Bell Helicopter, Honeywell and Eagle Copters launched the Eagle 407HP program to improve the performance of existing Bell 407 helicopters by replacing the standard engine with the Honeywell HTS900 engine.
Under the partnership, Honeywell provides the HTS900 engine and configuration while Eagle Copters provides the airframe side of the conversion including a specially designed Inlet Barrier Filter, and also provides the labor, flight test, and certification at one of their three global locations.
Upgrading your engine isn’t a quick decision, but it can be financially rewarding. You’ll see benefits in engine performance, increased reliability and expanded high/hot capability.
We know all the reasons to upgrade to an Eagle 407HP
1. Hot. High. AND VERY COOL.
The Bell 407 is already one of the best and most versatile helicopters ever made. The Eagle 407HP upgrade gives you a faster and more powerful, yet surprisingly, more fuel-efficient aircraft.
2. More Power To You. MORE PAYLOAD TOO.
The Eagle Copters conversion improves the payload capability of your Bell 407 helicopter by an estimated 19% at 10,000 feet, significantly increasing the aircraft’s capability over a wider operating spectrum. The powerful new Honeywell HTS900 engine delivers an output of 1,021 shaft horsepower — a 22% improvement in output at high and hot conditions over the incumbent engine.
3. Better Fuel Efficiency. MORE COST EFFICIENCY.
The next-generation technologies at work in the Honeywell engine combine to deliver more power while occupying less cubic space and burning up to 17% less fuel. The lower fuel consumption of course, increases both operational savings and simultaneously increases the endurance.
4. Ready For Action. THE ALL-SECTOR SUPERHERO.
Developed with ‘safety, performance and affordability’ as top requirements, the Eagle 407HP is ideally suited for playing an even more demanding role wherever outperformance is a must: in firefighting and forest management, security and law enforcement, utility services such as pipeline and power line construction, heli-sports, EMS and more.
**For the conversion process, three Eagle Copters facilities are approved. One in Calgary, Canada; another in Coffs Harbour, Australia and a recently added site in Chile. The conversion process time is calculated to be 600-800 man hours that not only includes engine replacement, but several engine to airframe interface components. What better time than now to upgrade to the 407HP!