Donaldson filtration solutions for military helicopters

Donaldson is a very well known and respected source for Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF’s), spare parts and consumables for the commercial helicopter market.


Donaldson holds STC’s for many different models such as Agusta Westland, Bell, Airbus Helicopters, MD and Sikorsky. All specific helicopter platforms can be found in the Donaldson IBF matrix and some of these also found military users.

For typical military helicopters Donaldson has developed IBF’s for the OH-58A/C Kiowa, OH/AH-6, UH-1H Huey, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and UH-60 Black Hawk (see here for an overview of IBF applications).

Donaldson filtration systems

Operators and users are amongst others the US Army, US Special forces and several air forces operating in the Middle East operating under very harsh conditions and were application of IBF’s to protect the engine is almost mandatory. IBF application extends the engine lifetime, reduce engine maintenance and makes more power available compared to alternate filtration solutions. Furthermore Donaldson supplied for the NH-90‘s the IBF of their APU’s.

Want to explore more information on Donaldson solutions? Please visit our suppliers page or call our Customer Support desk: +31 172 796 550.