Eagle 407HP helicopter receives Transport Canada certificate

Eagle Copters has received certification for its Eagle 407HP helicopter to be operated in Canada.

Transport Canada has issued a supplemental type certificate to Eagle Copters, this STC allows the company to replace the original Rolls-Rotce C47 turbine engine with a Honeywell HTS900 turbine engine.

The Eagle Copters conversion introduces and incorporates of a dual-channel FADEC engine control system into the helicopter.

David ‘Spyke’ Whiting, VP sales and marketing for Eagle Copters says: “Today’s announcement reaffirms Eagle Copters unwavering commitment to product development and the introduction of exciting, highly-valued upgrades across multiple platforms. We thank our customers and the industry for being patient with this program and believethat most will agree that the significant advantages have been well worth the wait.”

“This announcement is particularly rewarding for us as a company since it represents the completion of a long and arduous journey. Although the certification basis is a Supplemental Type Certificate, the effort felt more like that of an OEM,” adds Whiting.

The company expects the FAA vadlidation soon and has begun taking firm orders for the conversion. It also expects other aviation authorities to valid the conversion.

Eagle Copters has been on business for 40 years, is a family owned comcern. In February 2013, the company released a short video at the beginning of the STC application progress.


Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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