Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announces record sales of its industry leading inlet barrier filter (IBF), and invites customers to  Heli-Expo Booth #8102 to see the first ever display of its Leonardo AW169 IBF.


“The success of our IBFs is testament to our ongoing commitment to our helicopter OEM customers—listening to them and continually adding new products to support the industry,” says Tom Newman, Donaldson Rotorcraft Business Director. Year-over-year sales increases for IBFs have also benefited by continued sales strength in defense aircraft and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS).


Donaldson first launched its cost-saving IBF in 2001, which revolutionized engine protection for helicopter operations, especially those conducted in particularly harsh, off airport locations. Reduced engine maintenance costs, consistent flight operations and extended engine time on wing are experienced by aircraft operating with Donaldson’s IBF onboard. 


In addition to the Leonardo AW169 IBF, Donaldson will be exhibiting its Bell 407 Inducer Vent Filtration System and most of its legacy IBF systems in booth #8102 at Heli-Expo 2024 in Anaheim, California, Feb. 27-29.