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1250 One Financial Plaza
120 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Donaldson Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 1299
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440
Jan W. Drymon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DONALDSON NAMED TIER ONE SUPPLIER FOR AIRBUS A350 XWB
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – March 1, 2010 – Le Bozec Filtration & Systems S.A.S., a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, announced today that the company has been selected by Airbus as a tier one supplier to equip the A350 XWB aircraft with a Donaldson Rain Repellent™ system.
The Donaldson Rain Repellent system improves windshield visibility for aircraft pilots. When windshield wipers are not effective in heavy rain, the pilot flips a switch to deliver a calibrated quantity of rain repellent fluid. In seconds, visibility is restored. Donaldson’s solution is an alternative to windshield coatings that have limited life and often result in optical distortion.
Donaldson optimizes the nozzle design for each aircraft so the proper amount of fluid is dispersed with homogeneity on the windshield. Donaldson's Rain Repellent fluid is non-toxic, non-flammable and CFC free. The rain repellent fluid is fast acting and long lasting with no build-up or distortion. And, the system is equipped with a visual gage to notify the pilot of the fluid level and pressure.
Donaldson Rain Repellent systems are currently installed on the Airbus A320 and A340 families, A350 XWB, A380 and the Dassault Falcon 7X. STC/PMA is available for the Boeing 737-100 to -500 models.
To learn more about the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense and Rain Repellent, visit www.donaldson.aero or contact us at +1 30 86 66 66 or 1-866-323-0394.
About Donaldson's Aerospace & Defense Group
Donaldson's Aerospace and Defense Group is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Our filtration solutions protect fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems and amphibious vehicles. We are committed to advancing filtration technology, providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering and manufacturing locations around the world.
About Donaldson Company
Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people's lives, enhance our Customers' equipment performance, and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying our Customers' needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence. Our employees contribute to the Company's success by supporting our Customers at our more than 100 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.
Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, and our shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at www.donaldson.com.