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Eagle Copters, October 23, 2018 - AMTC 2018, Phoenix, AZ - This past July, Eagle Copters announced the first air medical conversion of a Bell 407 to the Eagle 407HP.
The first of its kind within the air medical space, the engine upgrade brings the Eagle 407HP’s proven success on utility missions to air medical transport providers.
AirLife Denver and its Federal Aviation Administration part 135 operator, Air Methods, have partnered with Eagle Copters to bring increased performance and reliability, especially in high altitude environments, to their fleet of helicopters.
The Eagle 407HP is on display at the Phoenix Convention Center, Booth #1145.
Part of HCA-HealthONE, AirLife Denver serves as the critical care air and ground transport for the system of hospitals that includes eight hospitals, seven freestanding emergency departments, and a variety of additional access points in the Denver-metro area.
AirLife has completed more than 62,000 missions over its 35 years of operation.
“Being the first air medical operator to configure to the Eagle 407HP is a significant milestone for AirLife, but more importantly for the communities and patients that we serve,” said Brian Leonard, director of business development for AirLife Denver.
Boasting the latest in next generation technology, the Eagle 407HP features the Honeywell HTS900 engine with a dual centrifugal compressor, cooled turbine blades and nozzles, and a dual channel full authority digital engine control (FADEC).
The proven technology of the Eagle 407HP has been cemented in the utility market, accumulating over 6,000 hours across the deployed fleet of 25 aircraft. The increased payload capacities, fuel savings, and performance in hot and high conditions are the result of combining the proven airframe of the Bell 407 and the HTS900 engine.
“On behalf of Eagle Copters, we appreciate AirLife Denver’s foresight in being the launch customer for the Eagle 407HP in the air medical community,” said Barry Kohler, president and CEO of Eagle Copters.
“We are confident that the additional power margin and payload increase is essential for air medical operators with missions in hot and high conditions. Eagle Copters looks forward to working with operators in the air medical sector to continually increase the safety and performance of their operations.”
For more information on how the Eagle 407HP conversion can work for you visit booth#1145 at AMTC