Donaldson commemorates delivery of 9,000th inlet barrier filter to Kurt Robinson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc.. has commemorated delivery of its 9,000th inlet barrier filter (IBF) in a special ceremony at HAI Heli-Expo 2018 with Robinson Helicopter Company president and chairman Kurt Robinson. During the event, Robinson symbolically accepted delivery of the 9,000th filter, an R66 IBF, from Tom Newman, engineering manager, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense.


“This delivery is the culmination of years of hard work by an intensely dedicated and talented team,” Newman said. “All of us at Donaldson are proud of this important milestone and pleased to share this moment with Kurt and Robinson Helicopter Company.”

“Robinson is pleased to participate in this ceremony with our friends at Donaldson Aerospace & Defense,” Robinson said. “We are proud to offer superior IBF engine protection to R66 operators everywhere.”

R66 IBF certification was announced in February 2017. The system is available as a factory option from Robinson, authorized Robinson Service Centers or Donaldson.


Providing the most comprehensive line of certified IBF solutions, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is the industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance engine IBF systems for commercial and military propulsion systems. Since its founding the company has designed and military qualified or commercially certified IBF products for more than one dozen aircraft types.

Visit Donaldson Aerospace & Defense in Exhibit C1736 during HAI Heli-Expo, through March 1 in Las Vegas. A variety of IBF systems will be on display for AW189, AW139, AW109, AS350, R66, Bell 505, and Bell 407 helicopters. A range of liquid filtration products will also be on display.

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