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Aerometals Renews Call for Public Comment to FAA on Inlet Barrier Filters

Aerometals Renews Call for Public Comment to FAA on Inlet Barrier Filters

Faced with the prospect of increasing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) scrutiny and policy changes for future Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) development standards, Aerometals (formerly FDC/Aerofilter) continues to encourage aircraft owners, operators and concerned aviation professionals to respond to the FAA proposed policy statement No. PS-ASW-27/29-7.  A recent extension for public comment submittal extends the due… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 23-Mar-16

Aerometals completes purchase of FDC/aerofilters, Announces Name Change

Aerometals completes purchase of FDC/aerofilters, Announces Name Change

Aerometals announced today that they have completed the purchase of all shares of FDC/aerofilters. Previously they owned the majority of the company. With the complete acquisition of FDC/aerofilters, FDC/aerofilters will now be called Aerometals. “People in the helicopter business have known about the high quality of Aerometals PMA parts for years,” said Rex Kamphefner. “The… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 03-Mar-15

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Scotts Bell 47GT6 to feature FDC/aerofilter Inlet Barrier Filters

Scotts Bell 47GT6 to feature FDC/aerofilter Inlet Barrier Filters

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) have made agreement with FDC/aerofilter to be their supplier of Inlet Barrier Filters for their new, Rolls Royce RR300 turbine-powered, 47GT-6 helicopters. Launched earlier this year and forecast for 1st delivery mid-2016, the 47GT-6 will include the Inlet Barrier Filter as standard equipment. “We are very pleased to be… Read more »

Source: Scott's - Bell 47, 22-Dec-13

FDC/aerofilter and Aerometals become customers of Branding Iron

FDC/aerofilter and Aerometals become customers of Branding Iron

Branding Iron Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations announce that Sacramento, California based FDC/aerofilter and Aerometals have hired Branding Iron as their agency of record. Branding Iron developed new ads for both companies in 2012 and will be handling media placement and advertising duties for them in 2013. “Branding Iron is known for highly branded, page… Read more »

Source: Branding Iron, 20-Feb-13

FAA approves FDC/aerofilter IBF for EC135P2

FAA approves FDC/aerofilter IBF for EC135P2

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce FAA certification of their existing EC135 inlet barrier filter system for installation on the EC135 P2 model helicopters. This latest certification milestone extends the benefits of the FDC IBF system to a broader base of operators. The FDC/aerofilter EC135 IBF system is a light weight, highly efficient inlet filtration system… Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 06-Jun-12

FDC/aerofilter to Supply Engine Filtration Systems to Sikorsky

FDC/aerofilter to Supply Engine Filtration Systems to Sikorsky

The selection of FDC/aerofilter to supply engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems to Sikorsky Aircraft for the S-76D and S-92 rotorcraft builds upon the long standing developmental collaboration between FDC and the aircraft manufacturer. FDC was previously selected to design and manufacture an IBF system installed and type certified on the S-76C++ production line aircraft…. Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 12-Feb-12

Increased life for the EC120B inlet barrier filter elements

Increased life for the EC120B inlet barrier filter elements

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce that the service life for the Eurocopter EC120B inlet barrier filter elements has been increased to 4500 hours, with no limitation on the number of cleanings. In addition, the recommended service interval has been increased to 300 hours. The FAA recently approved a revision to FDC/aerofilter’s Instructions for Continued Airworthiness,… Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 30-Nov-11

Removal of performance limitations for EC120B inlet barrier filter

Removal of performance limitations for EC120B inlet barrier filter

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce that Eurocopter EC120B helicopters equipped with FDC/aerofilter inlet barrier filters may now operate in accordance with the basic rotorcraft flight manual. The FAA recently approved a revision to FDC/aerofilter’s rotorcraft flight manual supplement, allowing these aircraft to operate in accordance with the performance sections of the basic rotorcraft flight manual… Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 30-Nov-11

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Transport Canada Snow Approval for EC135 IBF System

Transport Canada Snow Approval for EC135 IBF System

FDC/aerofilter has obtained Transport Canada (TC) approval to allow flight in falling and blowing snow for its EC135 Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system. This follows the FAA’s approval for flight in falling and blowing snow issued earlier this year. The EC135 IBF is now approved with no limitations, allowing operation in accordance with basic flight… Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 02-Nov-11

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Increased Service Life for MD500/600 Inlet Barrier Filter

Increased Service Life for MD500/600 Inlet Barrier Filter

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce that the service life for the MD Helicopters MD500 series and MD600 inlet barrier filter elements has been increased to 4500 hours, with no limitation on the number of cleanings. In addition, the recommended service interval has been increased to 300 hours. The FAA recently approved a revision to FDC/aerofilter’s… Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 14-Sep-11

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Increased service life for FDC/aerofilter AS350/EC130 Inlet Barrier Filter Elements

Increased service life for FDC/aerofilter AS350/EC130 Inlet Barrier Filter Elements

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce that the service life for the Eurocopter AS350 series and EC130 B4 inlet barrier filter elements has been increased to 4500 hours, with no limitation on the number of cleanings. In addition, the recommended service interval has been increased to 300 hours. The FAA recently approved a revision to FDC/aerofilter’s… Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 24-Jul-11

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AS350/EC130 with FDC/Aerofilter have performance limits removed

AS350/EC130 with FDC/Aerofilter have performance limits removed

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce that Eurocopter AS350 and EC130 helicopters equipped with FDC/aerofilter inlet barrier filters may now operate in accordance with the basic rotorcraft flight manual. The FAA recently approved revisions to FDC/aerofilter’s rotorcraft flight manual supplements, allowing these aircraft to operate in accordance with the performance sections of the basic rotorcraft flight… Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 29-Jun-11

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Aerometals Acquires FDC/aerofilter

Aerometals Acquires FDC/aerofilter

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… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 26-Mar-10

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FDC Filter for S-76 gains EASA approval

24-Feb-09

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