PA100 PUREair System Completes First Flight

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DART Aerospace announced that the next generation engine protection system for the AS350 and EC130 family of helicopters has been successfully installed and flight-tested in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The PA100PUREairSystem, co-developed by Pall Aerospace & DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air protection system that takes the capabilities of its EAPS predecessors to the next level. Featuring Pall’s latest PUREair technology, the new system is self-cleaning and virtually maintenance-free, unlike other filtration systems qualified for this aircraft. The PA100 PUREair system will provide the highest level of helicopter engine protection while offering a 2% gain in engine power over conventional inlet barrier filter.

The new system will be launched and showcased at Heli-Expo2014, February 25-27 in Anaheim, Calif. Heli-Expo is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to the international helicopter community.

Original article: http://www.reuters.com/

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