FDC/aerofilter, April 12, 2012 - FDC/aerofilter announces a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the EC135 P2+ inlet barrier filter system (IBF).
FDC confirms strong demand for the system as two large fleet operators are set to become FDC’s inaugural customers in Europe.
The advanced, lightweight filtration system has already experienced extensive demand in the U.S. market with premier fleet operator Air Methods as FDC’s launch customer. The EC135 IBF is also protecting fleet operators in Brazil, India, Australia and South Korea.
The FDC/aerofilter EC135 IBF system is a light weight, highly efficient inlet filtration system designed for ease of installation. It features a filter heath monitor which provides live monitoring of filter element blockage for improved mission and maintenance planning. The large filter elements minimize engine inlet flow restriction, allowing operators to utilize the aircraft's basic performance charts. Filter element life is based solely on condition and not limited by time in storage, time in service, or number of cleanings.