HAI Convention News

Donaldson Logs Order for Inlet Barrier Filter Systems

 - February 24, 2014, 1:10 PM

Aero medical transport provider EagleMed has placed an order with Donaldson (Booth No. 1002) for 11 inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems for the Airbus Helicopters AS350. The systems helps shield engines from damage from contaminants such as dirt, dust, salt and sand, as well as provide cost savings by reducing the need for unscheduled engine inspections. “In the past we’ve seen horrible compressor erosion for aircraft operating in harsh environments,” said David Brigham, managing director of Air Methods parent company United Rotorcraft Services, which recently added 20 IBFs to its mixed helicopter fleet. “That’s just not a problem with IBFs.”

“Lives are on the line when the call goes out for an air medical helicopter,” said Eric Erickson, general manager of Donaldson Aerospace & Defense. “All of us at Donaldson are proud that EagleMed and other air medical operators recognize the value of our IBFs in supporting their ability to fly these critical missions.”