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Honeywell HTS900 Engine-Powered Eagle 407HP Begins Flight Testing

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Honeywell HTS900 Engine-Powered Eagle 407HP Begins Flight Testing09:00 EST Thursday, March 07, 2013The Honeywell HTS900 engine was chosen by Eagle Copters Ltd. for its re-engine program for the venerable Bell 407, called the Eagle 407HPLAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HELI-EXPO -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) previously announced that the HTS900 turboshaft engine was chosen by Eagle Copters Ltd. for its re-engine program for the Bell 407, named the Eagle 407HP. The concept of this engine conversion program originated in 2009 and now, after the successful conclusion of integration and ground testing, the Eagle 407HP is in the final steps toward Transport Canada and Federal Aviation Administration certification. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) The Bell 407 helicopter is considered to be one of the most versatile helicopters in operation today, and operators are searching for better performance and reduced maintenance costs. Eagle Copters is replacing the incumbent turbine engine with the HTS900 turbine engine to improve the 407's performance at high altitudes and hot ambient temperatures (high/hot capabilities), reduce fuel consumption by 8 to10 percent over the incumbent engine, and lower direct engine maintenance costs due to longer lasting components and lower replacement costs when spares are required.The Honeywell HTS900 engine incorporates numerous next-generation technologies and produces an excess of 1,000 shaft horsepower at takeoff. This significant increase in shaft horsepower improves the payload capability of the helicopter by an estimated 30 percent at 12,000 feet, resulting in increased helicopter capability over a wider operating spectrum.The EAGLE 407HP will be on display in Eagle Copters' display booth No. C5922 during the Heli-Expo 2013 trade show in Las Vegas.Supporting QuotesBrian Sill, Vice President, Defense and Space Americas Aftermarket, Honeywell"The HTS900 engine is a proven powerplant that delivers more power and lower fuel consumption compared to any other engine in its class. By installing the HTS900 in the Bell 407, Eagle Copters will now provide a platform that gives customers the best option possible for power and efficiency." David Shepherd, Chief Design Engineer, Eagle Copters Ltd."Eagle Copters' mission is to provide value to our customers, and we have taken the opportunity to retrofit the existing Bell 407 helicopter with this higher horsepower engine. The net result of this endeavor will be enhanced engine performance, an increased payload and increased high/hot performance."Supporting ResourcesRead more about Eagle Copters Read more about Honeywell Aerospace Follow @Honeywell_Aero on Twitter Subscribe to Honeywell's Corporate RSS feed Thousands of Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft worldwide. The Aerospace business unit develops and integrates technologies that span air traffic modernization, flight and runway safety, engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, connectivity, logistics and more that deliver safe, efficient, productive and comfortable transportation-related experiences. For more information, visit http://aerospace.honeywell.com or follow us at @honeywell_aero on Twitter.Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.  Honeywell and the Honeywell logo are the exclusive properties of Honeywell, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other Honeywell product names, technology names, trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright 2013 Honeywell.This release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. SOURCE HoneywellFor further information: Nathan Drevna, Honeywell Aerospace, +1-202-662-2672, nathan.drevna@honeywell.com, Honeywell Aerospace Media Center, or Aaron Grabein, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-512-527-7022, agrabein@waggeneredstrom.com