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FDC/aerofilter today announced a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an advanced engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) for the Eurocopter EC-135.

FDC developed this IBF system in response to operator demand. The innovative FDC design maintains the aircraft’s dynamic air intake flow providing unparalleled engine protection. The advanced light weight design incorporates a robust filter surface area maximizing capture efficiency. The filter elements are designed for fast and easy removal using quick disconnect fasteners. The system uses our Filter Heath Monitor which displays progressive filter blockage to the pilot with a series of LEDs. This real time cockpit monitoring system is a proven solution operating on our single and twin engine IBF systems around the globe. This certification milestone is the first engineering acheivement for the new business entity following the Aerometals’ acquisition of the operating assets of FDC/aerofilter.

About Aerometals:

Aerometals is an aerospace manufacturer which provides highly engineered components to the helicopter industry, and holds over 300 PMAs for rotary-wing aircraft. Aerometals also manufactures a wide range of products for the Department of Defense ranging from UH-60 helicopters and F15 fighters to B1 bombers as well as every other manned aircraft flown by the USAF. On the OEM side, Aerometals manufactures components for the Boeing 787 as well as assemblies for other OEMs including Sikorsky, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, and Lockheed Martin. Manufacturing is performed by over 100 American employees at our 75,000 square foot facility near Sacramento, California. All manufacturing work conforms to the demanding AS9100 Quality Management System.

About FDC/aerofilter:

FDC is the innovator of the turbine engine inlet barrier filter. FDC has established itself as the world leader in advanced filtration design. The Aerofilter eliminates FOD and engine erosion. FDC/aerofilter's unique filtration media, unmatched design and testing have created the most desirable product on the market. The company offers a comprehensive line of certified barrier filters, including Bell 206/OH-58, 206L1/3/4 and 407, Eurocopter AS350B, D and DH, EC-130, EC-120, EC-135, the MD500, 600 and OH-6, Sikorsky S-76 complete line and Soloy/Honeywell AS350 conversions.

Pure air dramatically cuts operating costs. The Aerofilter eliminates FOD and engine erosion reducing engine maintenance, decreasing downtime, and maintaining engine heath/power ratings. In a clean environment, the filter will pay for itself in under a year - and in a harsh environment in under one flight. For more information on current products, please visit the FDC/aerofilter website at: http://www.fdcaerofilter.com

About Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation www.airmethods.com is a leader in emergency air medical transportation and medical services. The Hospital-Based Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services for hospitals. The Community-Based Services Division is one of the largest community-based providers of air medical services. The Products Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The Company's fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 300 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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Honeywell Filters
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:06 AM
Thanks for the posting

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