Donaldson Aerospace & Defense will develop two new inlet barrier filters (IBFs) for the Leonardo AW169, which is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW210A engines.
Once certified with EASA, the filters will be available as a factory option for new Leonardo helicopters and can be retrofitted to existing AW169s. Donaldson filters are already EASA certified for AW139s. The company also expects certification soon for AW189s, according to a company press release.
Donaldson offers filtration systems for a variety of other helicopter airframes, with supplemental type certificates (STCs) issued from a variety of issuing authorities.