Aerospace Filtration Systems anticipates FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its AgustaWestland AW139 inlet barrier filter (IBF) system in the next few months. AgustaWestland and Aerospace Filtration engineers worked together to design the IBF system for the AW139.
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.
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.
Canada’s International Water-Guard Industries has received JAA approval as a JAR 145-accepted facility for maintenance of IWG aircraft components. The Burnaby, British Columbia-based company has already received similar recognition from Transport Canada and the FAA. IWG’s water-treatment systems for business jets include advanced filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, reverse osmosis and deionization.
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.
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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