Donaldson to commemorate delivery of 9,000th IBF at Heli-Expo

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc., will commemorate delivery of its 9,000th inlet barrier filter (IBF) in a special ceremony at HAI Heli-Expo 2018 on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with Robinson Helicopter Company chairman and president Kurt Robinson.


Donaldson is commemorating the delivery of its 9,000th IBF at Heli-Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Donaldson Photo
Inlet barrier filter (IBF) engine protection from Donaldson is available as a factory option for Robinson R66 helicopters. Donaldson Photo

During the event, set for 2 p.m. in exhibit C1736, Robinson will symbolically accept delivery of the 9,000th filter, an R66 IBF, from Tom Newman, engineering director at Donaldson Aerospace & Defense.

Donaldson also announced that it has received snow approval for the IBF on the Leonardo AW139 type certificate.


R66 IBF certification was announced in February 2017. The System is available as a factory option from Robinson, authorized Robinson service centers, or Donaldson.

Donaldson’s IBF Systems lead the industry in preventing engine damage and are a key component for lowering aircraft operating costs.

Refreshments will be served in the exhibit, where a variety of products will be on display. These include IBF systems for AW189, AW139, AW109, AS350, R66, Bell 505, Bell 407 and V-22 helicopters. A range of liquid filtration products will also be on display.

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