SkyTech LLC has installed the PA100 PUREair engine protection system on its new Airbus H130 helicopter. DART Aerospace Photo
DART Aerospace and its Russian distributor Heliatica LLC announce that SkyTech LLC (SkyService), located in Almaty region in the Republic of Kazakhstan, installed the PA100 PUREair engine protection system on its new Airbus H130 helicopter. The aircraft completion was performed by Heliswiss Ibérica in Barcelona.
SkyService is a multi-mission operator performing high altitude flights in breathtaking mountain areas such as glacier Tujuk-Su, the peaks of Khan Tengri in the Charyn Canyon and Talgar in Zailijsky Ala Tau foothills, among others. SkyService was looking for the best engine protection system offering consistent engine air filtration performance without restrictions on operations in falling and blowing snow and minimal impact on engine output in order to perform missions at altitudes over 4,500 meters (14,764 feet).
“The self-cleaning maintenance-free nature of the PA100 vortex generator particle separation system was also a big factor for SkyTech,” said Tatiana Dushenkova, Heliatica’s general director. “No additional spare filters inventory and especially no oiling required, considerably reduces the cost of maintenance.”
In only its first year of full certification, the PA100 is in service with more than 10 operators worldwide, with over 20 additional installations planned this year. In partnership with Heliatica, DART Aerospace’s products will be exhibited at the ninth International Helicopter Industry Exhibition, HeliRussia 2016 in Moscow from May 19 to 21. The PA100 PUREair engine protection system will be displayed along with other DART solutions.
The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine intake protection system that is self-cleaning and virtually maintenance-free unlike other barrier-type air filtration systems qualified for these aircraft. The fourth generation vortex generator technology used in the PA100 PUREair System leverages the latest advancements from Pall Aerospace research and development, including 3D computational fluid dynamics, optimized system design and innovative nano-material technologies to achieve optimal engine protection for harsh operating environments.