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Yellowhead Helicopters Use 407HP

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Yellowhead Helicopters Use 407HP

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A YouTube video by Honeywell regarding Yellowhead Helicopter’s use of Eagle 407HP engineering.

The interview is with YHL Director of Operations, Sean Rickards.

Eagle 407HP Rocks (Eagle Copters)

2019-09-23T14:23:22-07:00Categories: News - Past Fleet|Tags: |

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Eagle 407HP Rocks (Eagle Copters)

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“Yellowhead Helicopters Praise Performance and Reliability of Eagle 407HP”
“Honeywell HTS900 engine shows its strength during hot and high missions”

Overview

Yellowhead Helicopters’ two Honeywell HTS900-powered Eagle 407HPs recently reached the benchmark of more than 1,000 hours total flying time.  The engine’s performance is delivering benefits to a range of hot and high altitude missions, with the HTS900 found to be both reliable and easy to maintain.

Background

Yellowhead acquired its first Bell 407 in 2005.  It found the helicopter to be a robust and reliable workhorse, and over the next five years another three were added to the fleet.  However, as customer needs evolved, the Bell 407 played a smaller role in the company’s operations and the fleet was downsized to two.  Yellowhead’s appetite for the Bell 407 increased again when it came across the Eagle 407HP, developed by Eagle and powered by Honeywell’s ground-breaking HTS900 engine.

Excerpt from Eagle Copters Ltd. news post.

YHL Surpasses 1000 Hours of Flying Time…

2019-09-23T14:24:38-07:00Categories: News - Past Fleet|Tags: |

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YHL Surpasses 1000 Hours of Flying Time…

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… on Eagle 407HP Fleet in Under One Year

“Yellowhead Helicopters, Ltd. Surpasses 1000 Hours of Flying Time on Eagle 407HP Fleet in Under One Year

In February 2017, Yellowhead’s two Eagle 407HP helicopters surpassed 1000 hours of flying time in less than one year, a milestone attributed to Eagle’s seamless installation of Honeywell HTS900 engines, 24-7 technical guidance, and world-class aftermarket support.

“We ordered the two upgraded 407HP helicopters in April 2016 for the extra power and payload they offer, fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions, and the enhanced safety of the dual channel FADEC (full authority digital engine control),” explains Jacob Forman, President and CEO of Yellowhead. “Over the last 10 months, we have been extremely happy with the performance of these aircrafts, in particular during our busy 2016 high altitude exploration season, finding the HTS900 engine powerful, reliable and precise.”

“As part of our Worldwide Fleet Management platform, we strive to provide every client with an unparalleled range of top-end helicopters, service and customized solutions,” explains Barry Kohler, President and CEO of Eagle Copters Ltd. “We work closely with customers like Yellowhead, understanding that a durable and reliable machine is only one part of the business; close communication and access to parts, support and expertise is what supports them in their mission and avoids AOG at all costs.”

Excerpt from Eagle Copters Ltd. news post.

Alpine Aerotech delivers two refurbished Bell 212HPs

2019-09-23T14:25:03-07:00Categories: News - Past Fleet|Tags: , |

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Alpine Aerotech delivers two refurbished Bell 212HPs

The newest additions to the fleet have arrived!

Yellowhead Helicopters has recently acquired from Alpine Aerotech two refurbished Bell 212HP helicopters.

Alpine Aerotech is a certified Bell Helicopter Textron approved customer service facility with a maintenance and manufacturing centre in Kelowna, BC.

Bell 212HP addition to fleet

Eagle Copters to supply YHL with Eagle 212 Singles

2019-09-23T14:25:36-07:00Categories: News - Past Fleet|Tags: , |

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Eagle Copters to supply YHL with Eagle 212 Singles

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Yellowhead Helicopters has worked out a deal with Eagle Copters to supply YHL with Eagle 212 Singles helicopters.

This aircraft will be a welcome addition to YHL’s medium fleet of Bell 205A1’s and Bell 212HP BLR’s that we already operate.

Eagle Copters Ltd. has announced it has signed longtime customer and industry veteran Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. to a multiple helicopter transaction. The deal will see Yellowhead operate two Eagle 407HPs, powered by the Honeywell HTS900 engine and also an Eagle Single, the Honeywell T53 powered single engine version of the Bell 212.

“Yellowhead Helicopters is excited to take delivery of these upgraded aircraft from Eagle Copters Ltd. With the engine and airframe upgrades to these proven Bell platforms, these helicopters will be added to the current fleet of 35 helicopters and enhance our ability to provide services to our customers,” said Jacob Forman, CEO and accountable executive for Yellowhead Helicopters.

Forman went on to say that the Eagle 407HP performance is hard to ignore and the results of the past fire season have proven the platform. “We look forward to the extra power and payload that the Eagle 407HP offers. The enhanced safety of the dual channel FADEC (full authority digital engine control), the fuel savings and resultant reduction in CO2 emissions are also qualities that our company embraces,” he said.

“We have been looking forward to the Eagle Single for a long time. The 11,200-pound gross weight, ease of maintenance, and lower empty weight offers us and our customers a distinct advantage.”

Eagle has built 12 Eagle Singles to date while amassing over 12,000 hours on the fleet.

“We highly appreciate Yellowhead Helicopters looking to Eagle Copters for their helicopter solutions, especially choosing those that differentiate themselves,” said Barry Kohler, president and CEO for Eagle Copters. “We are proud to develop and repurpose these helicopters, while at the same time building in competitive benefits our customers demand, which is critically important with today’s business climate.”

Kohler also noted that both companies started in 1975 and has served its’ respective clients well for over 40 years. “We are truly two companies that are very dedicated to the success of our customers and the industry.”

Eagle started conversion of Bell 407 to Eagle 407HP

2019-09-23T14:25:49-07:00Categories: News - Past Fleet|Tags: , |

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Eagle started conversion of Bell 407 to Eagle 407HP

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Yellowhead Helicopters is excited to announce that Eagle Copters has started the conversion of one of the two Bell 407’s YHL operates to the Eagle 407HP

Eagle Copters news post

The Eagle 407HP will replace the Rolls Royce C47 engine with a Honeywell HST900D-2 engine by virtue of the STC approval process. In simple terms, the sea level horsepower of both helicopter engines is the same but the HST900D-2 maintains that power level at a higher altitude. This therefore improves Bell 407 helicopter performance characteristics in high temperature / high altitude operating environments as well as mission capability and safety. Among the standout advantages the Bell 407HP helicopter offers to operators seeking even better performance from the Bell 407— considered to be one of the most versatile helicopters in operation today—the Eagle 407HP conversion introduces increased shaft horsepower, ultimately improving the payload capability of the helicopter and resulting in an increased capability over a wider operating spectrum. Additional key benefits provided by the Eagle Copters conversion include increased speed, reduced fuel consumption, and the incorporation of a true dual-channel FADEC engine control system.

Check out the link below to see the advantages the Eagle 407HP will offer to our customers.

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