Donaldson Wins Airbus Helicopters Contract Premium Filtration For Versatile New H160 Medium Twin
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense received a contract to produce its Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) element for the new Airbus Helicopters H160 medium twin-engine helicopter
Donaldson, March 01, 2016 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a business unit of Donaldson Company, Inc., has received a contract from Airbus Helicopters to produce its innovative Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) element for the new Airbus Helicopters flagship H160 medium twin-engine helicopter.
Selection of the IBF element for the H160 represents a decision by Airbus Helicopters to offer premium filtration to its H160 operators. The IBF, which will be offered to H160 customers as an option and installed by Airbus Helicopters at its factory, is designed to provide superior filtration for the H160’s more fuel-efficient twin-turbine engines. Each H160 helicopter will use two IBF elements.
The filters will protect components from dirt, dust and foreign object damage; reduce maintenance costs by extending time between service; and help helicopter engines operate at peak efficiency. Configured specifically for the H160, the filter element will also be available for aftermarket purchase by H160 operators. The IBF elements will be available at the entry into service of the H160 in 2018.
“The selection of the IBF element for the H160 again demonstrates the trust and confidence Airbus Helicopters has in Donaldson as an air filtration provider,” said Mark Brandenhoff, Global Director of Sales, Aerospace, for the Donaldson Company. “We have maintained a productive partnership with Airbus Helicopters for many years, and we look forward to building on that relationship in the years ahead.”
About Donaldson Aerospace & Defense: The Donaldson Aerospace & Defense business unit 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: Founded in 1915 and based in Bloomington, MN, Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) is a global leader in the filtration industry with approximately 140 sales, manufacturing and distribution locations in 44 countries. Donaldson’s innovative filtration technologies improve people’s lives, enhance Customers’ equipment performance and protect the environment.
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