The FAA is expected to grant a supplemental type certificate within a few months to Donaldson subsidiary Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) of St. Louis for an inlet barrier filter system for the Bell 430. Operators have been requesting engine protection offered by the inlet filter system, according to AFS business development director Robert Stenberg.
As the global marketplace continues to reduce the size of the world, we not only embrace the languages, cuisine and customs of other cultures; we find ourselves in turn embraced by a growing array of deadly airborne pathogens. The most recent was SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), which some health officials believe will reappear this winter.
Corpair Supply, the component arm of Chesterfield, Mo.-based Avmats, can now clean, bubble point and flow check Falcon hydraulic filters. It also offers a complete set of exchange filters for the Falcon 10, 20, 200 and 50s. The company has more than 25 years of experience in heavy maintenance, sheet metal, avionics, engines, APUs, interiors and modifications.
FDC Aerofilter, a California-based company that specializes in engine inlet barrier filtration, is developing a new filter for the Eurocopter EC 135. It is slated for certification by next year. FDC is also working on extending the life expectancy of its filters. Removal intervals, currently at 1,500 hours, are to be increased to 3,000 hours within months, sales manager Ann Cooper told AIN.
In recent years, much has been made of the potential danger presented by the recirculation of aircraft cabin air that may be bearing viruses and bacteria.
UK-based Microgenix now says it has an answer that is close to 100-percent effective against harmful viruses and bacteria, has no moving parts and is light in weight and low in cost.
Donaldson Co. announced yesterday that it has acquired Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) of St. Louis, Mo. The deal, which was inked on Tuesday, calls for AFS to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the worldwide supplier of filters and support. The marriage isn’t new for the two companies; they were selected as a team last year to supply integral barrier filters (IBF) for the Bell 429 and the recently canceled 417.
FDC/aerofilter has obtained FAA approval for unrestricted flight in falling and blowing snow conditions for its engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems for the Eurocopter AS 350B/BA/B2/B3/B4 and EC 130B4.
Agusta Aerospace has selected Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) to develop and certify a high-performance inlet barrier filter (IBF) for the A119 Koala. The modular design will allow a direct replacement of the FOD screen or engine air particle separator. AFS is targeting a mid-year certification for the system that will be available to existing Koala customers as well as future deliveries.
Aerospace Filtration Systems has received STC approval for an inlet barrier filter (IBF) for the Bell Model 206B, the company announced.
The system has flat filter assemblies and an integral bypass design, the St. Louis company said, adding that the filter can be replaced via a quick access door in 15 minutes. All the features incorporated into the Bell 407/206L3/L4 filter system are included in the 206B design.
Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) and Donaldson Co. (DCI) are at Booth No. 1289 to display solutions they have jointly developed for new and retrofit inlet barrier filtration (IBF) systems for helicopters. The AFS/DCI team is pursuing development of commercially certified and military qualified filter assemblies that use a new Donaldson proprietary dry filter media and a durable new oiled media.
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