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.