5-Mar-2013 Source: Donaldson’s Aerospace
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has been selected by Rolls-Royce to provide oil filter assemblies for its enhancement of M250 Series IV turboshaft engines that power some of the world’s most widely used light helicopters.
Donaldson’s Scavenge Oil Filter Assembly is a key element of Rolls-Royce’s Dual Channel FADEC enhancement program for M250-C30 and -C47 engines. It will protect those powerplants from contaminants and enable them to operate at the higher performance and efficiency levels achievable with the full-authority digital engine control (FADEC).
“Like all of Donaldson’s liquid filtration solutions, the Scavenge Oil Filter Assembly features a robust design that optimizes performance, minimizes weight and provides the best balance of operating life and efficiency for vital aircraft components,” said Mike Trevino, Director of Sales for Donaldson Aerospace & Defense. “We’re proud to join Rolls-Royce in this upgrade program for helicopters that play such important roles in serving and protecting civilians at home and our troops abroad.”
Rolls-Royce M250 Series IV engines generate 650 to 700 shaft horsepower for helicopters such as the Bell Helicopter 407 and the MD Helicopters MD600N, which are widely used by individuals, businesses, emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies around the world. Also, the engine enhancement could be applied to M250 Series IV engines installed on U.S. Army/Bell OH-58 Kiowa Warriors, which provide life-saving protection and support for deployed U.S. and allied combat troops, and U.S. Special Operations Command /Boeing MH/AH-6 “Little Birds” that transport, protect and support U.S. special forces around the world.
Donaldson representatives will be available to discuss the Scavenge Oil Filter Assembly and other advanced filtration solutions at Booth N6001 during Heli-Expo 2013, being held March 4-7, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The exhibit halls open on March 5; Donaldson’s booth is in the Convention Center’s North Hall.
To learn more about the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense group, visit www.DonaldsonAerospace-Defense.com.
About Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group
Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group 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, 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
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 approximately 13,000 employees contribute to the Company’s success by supporting our Customers at our more than 140 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