Pall Corporation has announced the FAA certification of the PB100F PUREair Dry Barrier Filter as an FAA-PMA direct fit replacement for oil-wetted filters. This PUREair Dry Barrier Filter adds a third certified dry barrier filter to the PUREair portfolio of products available from Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace. This certification is the second applicable to the AS350. The PB100F PUREair Dry Barrier Filter is designed as a direct fit replacement for oil-wetted filters and has been specifically designed using advanced synthetic dry media technology that virtually eliminates the maintenance associated with conventional oil-wetted barrier filters. The Pall Aerospace PUREair Dry Barrier Filter is cleaned with water only and is ready for re-use within minutes. “Pall and DART can now offer improved inlet protection for nearly every type of AS350 barrier filter installation covering both competitor’s oil-wetted filter installations,” said Gabriel Popa, Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East & Africa for Pall Aerospace. “This will allow operators to end their dependence on oil-based filtration, greatly helping them reduce direct maintenance costs.” Pall PUREair Dry Barrier Filters also exhibit superior durability and resistance to corrosion that many oil-wetted filters are susceptible to. By using the inherent strength of the synthetic media to eliminate heavy wire mesh support structure from the filter, the PUREair Dry Barrier Filter will not experience corrosion that could compromise the safety and longevity of the filter. The PB100F joins the PB100D for the AS350 and the PB110D for the 206L and 407 in a series of PUREair Dry Barrier Filters certified as direct fit replacements for competitors’ oil wetted filters.