Precision aerospace manufacturing company, Aerometals has announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concurrence for a new flat filter inlet barrier filter (IBF) design for the AS350 and H130 airframe series with both single and dual hydraulic configuration. The new design will be offered as a new filter assembly as well as an upgrade to existing filter assemblies.
Benefits of the new flat design include an increased service interval from 100 to 150 hours, improved cleaning and oiling, a two-pound reduction in weight along with simplified pre-flight and inclement weather inspection. Aerometals designed, manufactures and distributes the advanced filtration system that protects critical engine components from corrosion, fouling, erosion and foreign object damage (FOD). Additionally, the IBF can provide up to 96.8% separation efficiency of airborne salt nuclei for salt laden or offshore environments.
Modification of older IBF systems can be accomplished with simple hardware removal and replacement with no composite repair required.
Based in a suburb of Sacramento, California, Aerometals headquarters include a 150,000 square foot manufacturing and production campus with over 170 highly skilled employees. Aerometals is a civil, commercial and military aerospace manufacturer offering PMA parts and components, engineering, testing, precision assembly, obsolescence recovery and support.
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