Aerometals has announced a developmental program to certify an engine inlet barrier filter system (IBF) for the Bell 412EP helicopter.

Lorie Symon, CEO and President, commented, “Aerometals wants to bring the same engine protection to the Bell 412 that we’ve been able to bring to the H60/S70 aircraft.”

Due to industry demand, Bell Textron Inc. is supporting Aerometals in the development. Jennifer Lunceford, Director Aftermarket Sales, explained, “Bell wants to ensure that our operators have a solution to protect their engines from foreign object damage, erosion, engine degradation, and ultimately extend engine life while lowering the cost of ownership.”

With installation of the IBF, Bell 412EP Operators will see a significant reduction in premature removal and potentially reduced overhaul costs.

Aerometals is exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2023 in Atlanta.  For more information, visit booth #B6320.

About Aerometals:

Aerometals is a privately held aerospace company located in the northern California town of El Dorado Hills approximately 35 miles northeast of Sacramento, CA. Providing a wide range of aerospace parts and assemblies, Aerometals serves both the military and commercial aerospace markets. Aerometals offerings vary from simple replacement components all the way to flight critical systems such as turbine engine inlet barer filters. With extensive engineering expertise, Aerometals continues to increase its offerings in support of an ever-growing customer base. For additional information regarding Aerometals and the company’s extensive list of capabilities, please visit www.aerometals.aero