Donaldson inlet barrier filters help improve Iraqi B407 performance and reliability

Donaldson inlet barrier filters help improve Iraqi B407 performance and reliability 8 Apr, 11, Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), will provide Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems and avionics bay filtration for new Bell 407 Trainers and Armed Scout Helicopters. The rotorcraft are being deployed to help increase the effectiveness of Iraq’s Security Forces.

A significant aspect of the transition to full Iraqi military proficiency is equipping the Iraqi armed forces with capable weapon systems, including helicopters specifically designed to operate in the harsh Iraqi desert environment. In late 2010, Iraqi Army Aviation took delivery of three Bell T-407 rotorcraft, configured for training, with Donaldson IBFs.  The T-407s will be followed by 23 IA-407 Armed Scout Helicopters in 2011 with IBF and avionics bay dust protection included.

“We are looking forward to a productive long-term relationship with Iraq Army Aviation,” said Robert Stenberg, Business Development Director at Donaldson’s St. Louis office. “Our products will play an important role in helping them to operate in Iraqi’s austere environment.”

Donaldson is sponsoring an exhibit of its products and capabilities at the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad A) Professional Forum & Exposition, April 17-20 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.  Quad A members and visitors at the event are invited to drop in at Booth No. 1440 during Exposition hours to learn about filtration solutions for military aircraft.

To learn more about the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, visit www.DonaldsonAerospace-Defense.com.

About Donaldson Aerospace & Defense
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense 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, providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering, and manufacturing locations around the world.

About Donaldson Company
Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people’s lives, enhance our Customers’ equipment performance, and protect our environment.  We are a technology-driven Company committed to satisfying our Customers’ needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence.  Our 12,500 employees contribute to the Company’s success by supporting our Customers at our more than 100 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world. Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, and our shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI.

Additional information is available at www.donaldson.com.

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