FDC/aerofilter selected by Boeing Phantom Works for the A160 Hummingbird

Verticalmag.com | October 28, 2005

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Boeing Phantom Works has chosen FDC/aerofilter to supply the Inlet Barrier Filtration System (IBF) for the turbine engine powered version of the A160 Hummingbird rotorcraft, adding to FDC/aerofilter’s line of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) IBF systems. The A160 is a high altitude, long endurance UAV. Land based and shipboard operations have dictated the need for high efficiency / high flow engine protection to maintain the highest level of power availability.

About FDC/aerofilter
FDC/aerofilter designs, manufactures and supports turbine engine inlet barrier filtration systems for helicopters operating in any environment. The unique filtration media, commitment to innovation and proven customer support have created the most efficient system on the market. FDC/aerofilter is the oldest and largest supplier of inlet barrier filters to the commercial, civil government and military markets worldwide. FDC/aerofilter offers the largest line of certified engine barrier filters in the world with systems for Bell 206B/OH58, 206L1/3/4 and 407, Eurocopter AS350B series D, EC130, EC120 and MD500, 600 and OH6 and S76A+/C, and now the A160 Hummingbird.

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

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