Airbus Helicopters picks Donaldson filters for German CH-53GA upgrades

Airbus Helicopters picks Donaldson filters for German CH-53GA upgrades

15-Jul-2014 Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has been selected to provide air filtration systems for  CH-53 transport helicopters that Airbus Helicopters is upgrading for the German military.

Donaldson’s products will filter cooling air for avionics bays on 40 medium-lift CH-53Gs that Airbus Helicopters is upgrading to the -53GA configuration through 2015. Among the upgrades are new avionics and communications systems, including a four-axis autopilot with auto-hover automatic flight control, modernized electronic warfare capabilities, an enhanced glass cockpit and satellite communications. Donaldson’s Strata™ Tube inertial particle separators and pleated filter media will protect those critical systems from the degrading effects of airborne fine-particle contaminants. Along with structural enhancements, the upgrades are designed to ensure that the CH-53GAs remain effective military platforms through 2030.

“The CH-53GAs will provide a critical airlift capability for Germany and its allies in European and international operations,” said Mark Brandenhoff, Global Director of Sales.  “We at Donaldson are pleased to support Airbus Helicopters in helping to ensure the safe and reliable performance of these critical assets.” The first CH-53GAs currently are undergoing certification by the German military. Airbus Helicopters Germany’s Donauwörth facility, near Munich, is performing upgrades of the Sikorsky Aircraft-designed CH-53 helicopters, which will be operated by the German Air Force.

Visit and speak with Donaldson filtration experts at the Farnborough International Airshow, July 14-18, Exhibit 4/E2.  To learn more about the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense group, visit

About Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group

Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group 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 and providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering and manufacturing locations around the world.

About Donaldson Company

Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people’s lives, enhance our Customers’ equipment performance and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven Company committed to satisfying our Customers’ needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise and global presence. Our approximately 12,300 employees contribute to the Company’s success by supporting our Customers at our more than 140 sales, manufacturing and distribution locations around the world.
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