HTS 900: Hot and High Performance with Eagle Copters 407HP Upgrade
The HTS900 turboshaft 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 the pilot workload and 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 Honeywell’s 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, the labor, flight test, and certification at one of their three global locations.
Upgrading your engine isn’t a quick decision, but it will be rewarding - improved engine performance, increased reliability and expanded high/hot capability.
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 out performance is a must: in firefighting and forest management, security and law enforcement, utility services such as pipeline and power line construction, heli-sports, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and more.
**Three Eagle Copter facilities are approved for the conversion process - Calgary, Canada, Coffs Harbour, Australia and Chile.
What better time than now to upgrade to the 407HP!