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 aircraft, performs the engine installation and handles flight testing and certification.
Kopter also chose the HTS900 to power the newly designed SH09 helicopter because it offers exceptional hot and high performance.
Both of these selections are a direct result of the HTS900 engine’s light weight, performance, low-specific fuel consumption (SFC) and on-condition maintenance philosophy, which combine to reduce helicopter operating costs, increase performance and increase revenue potential.