A look at an HAI member up close and personal. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Eagle Copters was founded in 1975 with a lease fleet composed of a single Alouette II. Today, the company operates on three continents through an international network of subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint-venture partnerships. With locations in North America, South America, and Australia, Eagle specializes in worldwide helicopter fleet management, including sales, leasing, completions, product development, engineering, parts and logistics, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for major OEM platforms. As Eagle has grown over the past four and a half decades, the company has added services to better meet its customers’ specific operational needs. A key such service is the ability to engineer, develop, and certify a host of products to customize aircraft. Engine Conversions A prime example of Eagle’s added capabilities is the Eagle 407HP program, an engine upgrade conversion that delivers considerable power and performance to the Bell 407 helicopter. The Eagle 407HP conversion replaces the Rolls-Royce C47 turbine engine with a next-generation Honeywell HTS900 turboshaft engine, substantially improving the high-altitude and hot ambient-temperature performance of the Bell 407 for a faster, more powerful, fuel-efficient aircraft. The Eagle 407HP currently supports the utility, air

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