Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. Takes Delivery Of Two Eagle 407HP's Powered By The Honeywell HTS900 Engine

Calgary, Alberta, Canada June 14th, 2016

  • Company takes delivery of two Eagle 407HP's powered by the Honeywell HTS900 engine.

  • With the 407HP helicopter's exceptional payload performance, today's announcement firmly positions Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. as a leading utility operator in Canada.

Eagle Copters Ltd. is proud to announce it has delivered two more Eagle 407HP's to industry veteran Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. just in time for the upcoming season. Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. plans to take full advantage of the 407HP's additional power and payload during the warm summer months for various missions including cone harvesting, aerial seeding, power and pipe line patrols and fire suppression.

"Yellowhead's remarkable rate of growth in supporting the forestry, mining, petroleum, utility and tourism industries has been achieved by offering its customers the ultimate combination of performance and value," said Stephane Arsenault, VP - Sales and Marketing, Eagle Copters Ltd. "The 407HP reflects our company's leading ability to provide innovative helicopter solutions across a broad spectrum of industries and we thank Yellowhead for its confidence in our products."

Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. is a privately held Canadian company that has been providing commercial helicopter solutions to the public, industry and government since 1975.

"We are excited to take delivery of the upgraded aircraft from Eagle Copters Ltd," said Jacob Forman, CEO and accountable executive for Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. Forman went on to say that the Eagle 407HP's performance is hard to ignore and the aircraft has proven results over the previous fire season. "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.

Eagle 407HP Conversion: The Eagle 407HP conversion replaces the Rolls Royce C47 turbine engine with a next-generation Honeywell HTS900, substantially improving high-altitude and hot ambient temperature performance of the Bell 407 - already considered one of the best and most versatile helicopter's ever made- to give helicopter operators a more powerful, yet surprisingly, more fuel efficient aircraft. Developed with safety, performance and affordability as top requirements, the new Eagle 407HP is ideally suited for playing an even more demanding role wherever outperformance is a must: in security and law enforcement, utility services such as pipeline and power line construction, forest management, heli-skiing, firefighting, EMS and more.

About Eagle Copters Ltd.

Eagle Copters Ltd. is a privately owned and operated business of 40 years, with a well-earned reputation for taking a highly personalized approach to providing leading helicopter solutions to customers worldwide. Specializing in sales, leasing, product development and engineering, and a Bell Platinum Customer Service provider, Eagle Copters has the expertise and unique capabilities to serve and support across virtually every aspect of the industry. Additionally, it has the certifications, experience and proven reliability to meet the needs of a diversity of government and business sector clients, active in security, defense, utilities, emergency medical services and more. Founded in 1975 and still based in Calgary, Alberta, today's Eagle Copters has subsidiaries and affiliated operations in Springfield, Missouri (USA), Santiago, (Chile) and Coff's Harbour, NSW (Australia). Learn more about our business, and those we serve, at www.eaglecopters.com

For Information
Stephane Arsenault
Eagle Copters Ltd.
+ 1 403 250 7370
sarsenault@eaglecopters.com