Pall Corp. and DART Aerospace to Flight Trial Advanced Engine Air Filtration System for AS350/EC130 Helicopters

  Pall Corp. and DART Aerospace to Flight Trial Advanced Engine Air Filtration
  System for AS350/EC130 Helicopters

                 New System to be Showcased at Heli-Expo 2013

Heli-Expo 2013

Business Wire

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- March 4, 2013

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced that DART Aerospace will shortly
initiate flight testing on a next-generation “Fit and Forget” advanced engine
air filtration system that has been collaboratively developed for AS350 and
EC130 helicopter models with Arriel engines. The new AS350/EC130 Advanced
Engine Air Filtration System will provide the highest level of helicopter
engine protection to enhance safety, reliability, availability, and
performance by reducing erosion and other contamination-related damage.
Featuring Pall’s Centrisep® technology, the Fit and Forget system will be
self-cleaning and virtually maintenance free, unlike other filtration systems
qualified for this aircraft. At Heli-Expo 2013, the world's largest exhibition
dedicated to the international helicopter community, the first system for
AS350/EC130 aircraft ^ will be showcased.

Pall Corp. and DART Aerospace will shortly initiate flight testing on a
next-generation advanced eng ...

Pall Corp. and DART Aerospace will shortly initiate flight testing on a
next-generation advanced engine air filtration system that has been
collaboratively developed for AS350 and EC130 helicopter models. (Photo:
Business Wire)

“We’re excited and looking forward to the first flight trial on the
AS350/EC130 helicopter project and expanding our collaboration with DART to
improve engine protection and safety for many other aircraft models,” said
Gabriel Popa, vice president, Pall Aerospace Europe. “Recent advances in
design technology have enabled us to develop a more efficient Centrisep EAPS
with reduced power loss and greater protection for engines.”

Mike O’Reilly, president of DART Aerospace, said, “Having been a helicopter
mechanic for over 30 years, I am confident that the new system with redesigned
Centrisep technology will deliver unmatched performance. Pall and DART have
collaborated to develop a system that will completely redefine engine
filtration.”

DART has developed a composite fairing for the new system and has shared its
expertise in system integration, certification, sales, marketing, and customer
support with Pall. As confirmation of the system’s airworthiness, DART aims to
obtain a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA by the end of 2013
and subsequent certifications from other regional authorities.

Pall’s latest Centrisep design improvements dramatically increase dust
separation efficiency and significantly reduce the accumulation of fine
particles inside the unit, thus reducing the potential for unscheduled
removals. It protects the engine against rain, snow, salt spray and hot gas
ingestion. In addition, this latest design will incorporate a secondary screen
filter that prevents damage from foreign objects (FOD) even when the engine
cover is open. The Centrisep unit is certified for inadvertent entry into
icing conditions without the complication of heavy bypass doors. Missions can
be launched and completed without filter bypass procedures or aborting the
operation.

To learn more about the AS350/EC130 Advanced Engine Air Filtration System,
please visit the Pall booth (#C4311) or the DART booth (#5411) at Heli-Expo in
Las Vegas, Nevada from March 5 - 7; visit www.pall.com/Centrisep; or email
Centrisep@pall.com.

DART Aerospace is “Mission Ready.” A privately held aerospace company, DART
provides industry-leading design, manufacturing and market-certified solutions
for the helicopter and aerospace industry. With an impressive line-up of over
700 STCs and 5,000 products, DART offers a comprehensive portfolio of:
aftermarket products, accessories, spare parts and tools for civil and
military operators, all major rotorcraft OEMs, completion centers and MR&O
facilities. DART’s key products include: flotation systems, landing gears,
interior and exterior accessories, cargo expansion, external loads, cable
cutters and filters. All this, in addition to extensive engineering
capabilities and manufacturing centers delivering fast time-to-market
solutions with superior customer support in over 120 countries worldwide.

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification
leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of
customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works
with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible
technologies. The company’s engineered products enable process and product
innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation is an S&P 500
company serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company”
by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more
sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit
www.pall.com/green.

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Contact:

Media:
DART Aerospace
Alain Madore
VP Sales, Marketing and Business Development
Telephone: 1 613-632-5200 X200
Mobile: 1 514-519-1196
Email: amadore@dartaero.com
or
Pall Corporation
Marie Baron
Director, Industrial Global Marketing Communications
Telephone: 1 516-801-9282
Mobile: 1 516-492-1462
Email: Marie_Baron@pall.com
 
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