26-Mar-2010 Source: Aerometals
Industry leader Aerometals today announced the acquisition of the operating assets of global filtration leader FDC/aerofilter. This acquisition expands the companies’ previous collaborative integration and development efforts. The combining of these two industry leaders creates a diversified and innovative aerospace company with a global reach.
The acquisition creates a diversified company with FDC as the global leader in inlet barrier filtration technologies and Aerometals as the gold standard in innovative engineering and aerospace manufacturing. The advanced filtration systems designed by FDC protects turbine helicopter engines operating across the globe in every operating environment. The acquisition is expected to expand global networks, core competencies and innovation to accelerate the new business entity’s global presence.
Rex Kamphefner, president of the merged company, commented: â€œWe will leverage our collective strengths in order to create an innovative global company poised for long term growth and new product development. The combination of our two companies was a natural fit. This decisive move accelerates our strategic focus on innovation and advanced engineering.
In order to provide as seamless a transition for the using public as possible, the company name, FDC/Aerofilter, will not change nor will phone numbers for customer support and sales.
Aerometals is an aerospace manufacturer which provides highly engineered components to the helicopter industry, and holds over 300 PMAs for rotary-wing aircraft. Aerometals also manufactures a wide range of products for the Department of Defense ranging from UH-60 helicopters and F15 fighters to B1 bombers and every other manned aircraft flown by the USAF. On the OEM side, Aerometals manufactures components for the Boeing 787 as well as assemblies for other OEMs including Sikorsky, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, and Lockheed Martin. Manufacturing is performed by over 100 American employees at our 75,000 square foot facility near Sacramento California. All work conforms to the demanding AS9100 Quality Management System.
FDC is the innovator of the turbine engine inlet barrier filter. FDC has established itself as the world leader in advanced filtration design. FDC/aerofilter designs, manufactures and supports turbine engine inlet barrier filtration systems for helicopters operating in any environment. The Aerofilter eliminates FOD and engine erosion. FDC/aerofilter’s unique filtration media, unmatched design and testing have created the most desirable product on the market. FDC/aerofilter is the oldest and largest supplier of inlet barrier filters to the commercial, civil government and military markets worldwide. The company offers a comprehensive line of certified barrier filters, including Bell 206/OH-58, 206L1/3/4 and 407, Eurocopter AS350B, D and DH, EC-130, EC-120, EC-135, the MD500, 600 and OH-6, Sikorsky S-76 complete line and Soloy/Honeywell AS350 conversions.