Donaldson filters protect aircraft in Middle East environment

Donaldson filters protect aircraft in Middle East environment

18-Nov-2013 Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters and other advanced filtration systems, reinforced by its expert customer support network, help aircraft throughout the Middle East perform critical missions reliably and safely in the region’s hot, dusty and salty conditions.
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), will be showcasing its systems and capabilities Nov. 17-21 during the Dubai Airshow at Dubai World Central (DWC) in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE. These will include the Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland AW139 that is used by government and commercial operators in the Middle East. Donaldson IBFs also protect engines on Bell, MD and Sikorsky helicopters flown by numerous operators in the region.
The IBFs protect engines from microscopic dust and dirt while allowing flight crews to fly to Basic Inlet-equivalent performance and Category A operations levels. In addition, recent salt-water spray tests have demonstrated that Donaldson IBFs under extreme conditions can block nearly all airborne salts from entering an operating engine, further reducing maintenance costs and performance degradation.
“The Middle East presents some of the most challenging operating conditions in the world,” said Eric Erickson, General Manager at Donaldson Aerospace & Defense in St. Louis. “The experiences of our customers here demonstrate the ability of Donaldson’s advanced filtration technology and our customer support network to overcome those challenges and help their aircraft perform critical missions while reducing their costs of ownership.”
At the Dubai Air Show, Donaldson will be exhibiting with Global Aviation Services at Booth No. 2654. Under their new strategic alliance, Bahrain-based Global Aviation Services sells and supports Donaldson filtration solutions for aircraft as well as military ground vehicles in key Middle Eastern markets.
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, 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
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 12,600 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. Additional information is available at www.donaldson.com.

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