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Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. inks deal for Eagle 407HP’s and Eagle Single
Canada based Yellowhead Helicopters signed with Eagle Copters for 2 Eagle 407HP powered by the Honeywell HTS900 and an Eagle Single, the Honeywell T53 powered single engine version of the Bell 212
Eagle Copters, February 18, 2016 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Eagle Copters Ltd. is proud to announce it has signed longtime customer and industry veteran Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. to a multiple helicopter transaction.
The deal will see Yellowhead operate two Eagle 407HP’s, powered by the Honeywell HTS900 engine and also an Eagle Single, the Honeywell T53 powered single engine version of the Bell 212.
“Yellowhead Helicopters is excited to take delivery of these upgraded aircraft from Eagle Copters Ltd. With the engine and airframe upgrades to these proven Bell platforms, these helicopters will be added to the current fleet of 35 helicopters and enhance our ability to provide services to our customers.” said Jacob Forman, CEO and Accountable Executive for Yellowhead Helicopters. He went on to say that the Eagle 407HP performance is hard to ignore and the results of the past fire season have proven the platform. “We look forward to the extra power and payload that the Eagle 407HP offers. The enhanced safety of the dual channel FADEC, the fuel savings and resultant reduction in CO2 emissions are also qualities that our company embraces.”
In continuing, Forman also added “We have been looking forward to the Eagle Single for a long time. The 11,200lb gross weight, ease of maintenance, and lower empty weight offers us and our customers a distinct advantage”. Eagle has built 12 Eagle Singles to date while amassing over 12,000 hours on the fleet.
Barry Kohler, President and CEO for Eagle Copters noted, “we highly appreciate Yellowhead Helicopters looking to Eagle Copters for their helicopter solutions, especially choosing those that differentiate themselves.; We are proud to develop and repurpose these helicopters while at the same time building in competitive benefits our customers demand which is critically important with today’s business climate.” Kohler also noted that both companies started in 1975 and has served their respective clients well for over 40 years.; “We are truly two companies that are very dedicated to the success of our customers and the industry.”
About Eagle Copters: 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).
About Yellowhead Helicopters: Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. (YHL), a privately owned company, has been providing helicopter services in Canada since 1975. With a proven track record of providing safe, efficient and effective aviation services, YHL has met clients’ project needs for over 40 years. YHL employs a team of over 100 skilled and specialized industry professionals and operates a versatile fleet of almost 40 light, intermediate and medium lift helicopters. Serving both domestic and international clientele, YHL aircraft are equipped to handle any task—from mining and mineral exploration, oil and gas production, seismic exploration, forestry, wildfire fighting, construction, emergency services and tourism. YHL is headquartered in Valemount, BC, with Bases in Prince George, Fort St. John, Clearwater, Kamloops, MacKenzie, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Hazelton and Stewart, British Columbia, as well as Athabasca, Alberta.
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