13-Feb-2012 Source: Donaldson
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland AW109 Power, Grand and Grand New (E/S/SP) helicopters. Donaldson produces the only IBF available for these aircraft. With ANAC certification, South American AW109E/S/SP operators now have the opportunity to realize the proven operating cost reductions and increased operational capabilities an IBF offers.
Donaldsonâ€™s AW109E/S/SP Inlet Barrier Filter will be on display in Exhibit 8451 during Heli-Expo 2012, Feb. 12â€“14 in Dallas, Texas.
Developed as part of Donaldsonâ€™s constant efforts to eliminate engine damage for helicopter operators worldwide, the IBF prevents engine damage in adverse and ramp environments alike. IBF-equipped AW109 Power and Grand operators can reduce aircraft operating costs without experiencing performance or drag penalties.
Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter systems are already in use by AW109 operators worldwide in corporate, air medical and utility missions.
The IBF is a drop-in system with minimal installation impact. Features include streamlined conformal filter assemblies on each side, mounted into the existing engine cowl. As with all certified Donaldson IBFs, the system includes an alternate inlet air bypass system, mounted and hidden within the AW109 upper aft fairing. This emergency bypass capability is an important IBF feature, not included with competitive alternatives. The IBF does not interfere with the sliding door on either configuration, and the filter design allows for quick removal and service.
Providing the most comprehensive line of IBF solutions, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is the industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance engine IBF systems for commercial and military propulsion systems. Through its St. Louis, Missouri location, Donaldson provides certified IBF solutions for the AgustaWestland AW109E/S/SP, AW119 Koala, AW119Ke and AW139; Bell 205A1, 206B, 407, 206L-3/4, 206L-1(C30), 429 and 430; Eurocopter EC130, AS350 B/BA/B1/B2/B3/B3e, AS350s with Soloy or Heli-Lynx Honeywell engine conversions; and MD Helicopters MD 369H Series, MD 500D/E/F and MD 900/902.
About Donaldson Aerospace & Defense
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Our filtration solutions protect fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems, and amphibious vehicles. We are committed to advancing filtration technology, providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering, and manufacturing locations around the world. To learn more about the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense group, visit www.DonaldsonAerospace-Defense.com.