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Airborne Law Units Select Donaldson  Helicopter Engines


     First Flight


Bell Helicopter recently announced the         medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas.


“The Bell 525 was announced at Heli- Expo in 2012, and we are proud to have achieved this milestone. We have diligently executed our schedule to design, develop, build, and test the aircraft, and          said Matt Hasik, executive vice president of commercial programs at Bell Helicopter. “The marketplace has been awaiting the transformational capabilities of the Bell 525 and we continue to see growing customer demand from around the globe 


The Bell 525 was designed with input from our Customer Advisory Panel as an aircraft to meet future requirements for operational


20 August 2015


safety, payload and range, cabin comfort       the unique characteristics of the Bell 525        and landings, to and from a helipad at maximum gross weight. Even in the event that one of the two engines fails, the Bell         single operational engine. With over 60 helicopters reserved under letters of intent, the Bell 525 is designed to provide operators and end users unmatched situational awareness and the ability to perform a wide variety of missions under challenging weather conditions.


“The Bell 525 performed extremely well       test pilot at Bell Helicopter. “I am excited to be a part of the development of this        


       testing and maneuvers and then went into an initial hover, performing various hover maneuvers and then tested low speed handling qualities with winds gusting to  


Donaldson Aerospace & Defense continues to add to its list of operators relying on its      systems for airborne law enforcement      are utilized by more than 40 U.S. law enforcement agencies, including new customers like the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and return customers, like  Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies (ASTREA) Unit.


       upgrade, and the agency’s new IBFs will be installed by Hangar One Avionics in Carlsbad, California. ASTREA selected the          and the other is being installed on a new 407. ASTREA is a long-time Donaldson customer, having used the company’s          205, and Bell 407 helicopters.


The IVF is designed to complement the       Bell 407/407GX helicopters and provides protection at the centrifugal compressor bleed slot for the Rolls Royce M250 engine. Supplementing the substantial protection provided by the IBF system, it provides 100 percent inlet protection against dust, dirt, and other airborne contaminants.


“Donaldson is honored to work with these distinguished airborne law enforcement  director of sales for Aerospace & Defense.  helicopters’ performance in the most


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