NASHVILLE, TN — MARCH 29, 2015 — Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) marks its 100th anniversary this year with an exhibit at Quad A. Donaldson provides advanced technology filtration solutions that help protect military aircraft – and the crews and troops using them – from the adverse effects of dirt, dust and other environmental contaminants.
The 2015 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit is the latest annual gathering of U.S. Army Aviation leaders and the companies that support their critical operations around the globe. The gathering is sponsored (as it has been in the past) by the Army Aviation Association of America (aka Quad A).
The military filtration solutions displayed by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense at Quad A include dry media developed for the Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), which protects engine performance on Sikorsky H-60 BLACK HAWK helicopters. IBF-equipped BLACK HAWK helicopters fly key missions such as air assault, air cavalry, aeromedical evacuation and special operations for the U.S. Army.
During the event, Donaldson employees will brief attendees on the IBF it is developing for the U.S. Army special operations Boeing MH-47G Chinooks, as well as a number of filtration solutions that are available for other aircraft types and auxiliary power units, including Boeing MH/AH-6 Little Birds, Bell Helicopter OH-58D/F Kiowa Warriors, 407s, and Pratt & Whitney AeroPower products like the H-60.
“Army Aviation helicopters perform critical warfighting, humanitarian, training and other missions throughout the globe,” said Robert Stenberg, Director of Business Development at Donaldson Aerospace & Defense in St. Louis, Missouri. “We at Donaldson are proud to help Army aviators perform these missions reliably and safely and are committed to supporting them with the best available technology.”
Founded in 1915, Donaldson has been providing filters to protect critical military equipment since it developed solutions for trucks and artillery tractors during World War I. Military aviation began to benefit from Donaldson’s filtration expertise in the 1950s, when U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers first used Donaldson catalytic air cleaners. In the 1960s, helicopters benefitted when Donaldson fielded the first turbine-engine air particle separator system, using its Strata™ Tube precleaners. The turn of the 21st century saw the U.S. Army’s approval of the first fully integrated helicopter IBF. Since then, Donaldson has delivered more than 600 IBFs for U.S. Army BLACK HAWK helicopters.
The Donaldson IBF reduces engine turbine operating temperatures, makes more power available for missions and reduces maintenance when compared with other power plant protection options. It also extends engine life by significantly reducing component erosion. These benefits enable operators to realize substantial cost savings and improve “time on wing” for helicopter power plants.
At Quad A, Donaldson will be unveiling a dry filtration media – a revolutionary invention. This new media replaces the current woven, oil-coated media. This dry filtration media has been battle tested for more than a year on BLACK HAWK helicopters; it uses Donaldson’s proprietary nanofiber technology to provide 99 percent particle separation for the BLACK HAWK IBF systems. Dry media is easy to maintain and can be cleaned using basic techniques. This helps reduce maintenance and support requirements in the field. Donaldson is the first manufacturer to offer dry media filtration for helicopter engines.
To learn more about the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense group, visit us at Booth Number 248 during the March 29-April 1 event at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel or check out our website at www.DonaldsonAerospace-Defense.com.
About Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group
Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Our filtration solutions protect fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems and amphibious vehicles. We are committed to advancing filtration technology and providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering and manufacturing locations around the world.
About Donaldson Company
In 2015, Donaldson celebrates a century of providing global filtration solutions that improve people’s lives, enhance Customers’ equipment performance and protect the environment. The 100-year-old, technology-driven Company is committed to satisfying Customers’ needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise and a global presence. Over 12,800 dedicated employees contribute to the Company’s success by supporting Customers at more than 140 sales, manufacturing and distribution locations around the world.
Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, whose shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at www.Donaldson.com.