Nevada Dept of Wildlife buys Eagle Copters Eagle 407HP

Nevada Dept of Wildlife buys Eagle Copters Eagle 407HP 3 Mar, 16, Source: Honeywell

Eagle Copters Ltd. has announced the Nevada Department of Wildlife as its next customer for the company’s Eagle 407HP helicopter, powered by Honeywell’s HTS900 turboshaft engine.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is a state agency largely responsible for the proper management of Nevada’s fish and wildlife resources and boating safety. As the replacement for the agency’s aging Bell 206B3 JetRanger III, the Eagle 407HP is a natural choice. By converting to Honeywell’s HTS900, the Eagle 407HP provides a 22 percent increase in shaft horsepower, an additional 500 pounds of payload, 17 percent lower fuel burn and the enhanced safety of a true dual-channel, full-authority, digital engine control over the conventional Bell 407.

“We are fortunate that the director of Wildlife and Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners have placed such a high priority on the safety and performance of our flight crew and staff. The Eagle 407HP is a valuable resource to our department and would not have been made possible without the public and private organizations that have shown their support,” said Greg Smith, chief pilot for NDOW. “We look forward to using this new aircraft and technology to expand our current mission profile while remaining within the Bell Helicopter family of products. Both Eagle Copters and Honeywell have put together an impressive product, and we will take full advantage of the increased performance and improved maintenance and fuel savings the Eagle 407HP offers.”

“We would like to thank the Nevada Department of Wildlife for selecting Eagle Copters and appreciating the distinct advantages of our Eagle 407HP,” said Barry Kohler, president and CEO for Eagle Copters. “In addition to our North America customers, Eagle Copters continues to broaden its reach by selling the first Eagle 407HP in Australia. We are excited to see this program continue to gain market share in North America and around the globe.”

The Nevada Department of Wildlife plans to put the Eagle 407HP into service in mid-March.

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