HNZ to Use Donaldson AW109 Engine Filters

By Staff Writer | June 4, 2013
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Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has agreed to supply inlet barrier filters (IBFs) for three AgustaWestland AW109 SPs in operation with Helicopters New Zealand (HNZ). The helicopters provide 24-hour transfers of marine pilots for iron-ore freighters that work along Australia’s northwestern coast. According to HNZ technical director Pierre Lavoie, the AW09s fly in hot, salt-laden areas around the company's base at Karratha in western Australia. The IBFs are also certified for the AW109 E and S variants.

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