The Group is a leading specialist in the design and manufacture of filtration components and assemblies for the aviation industry.

Its components are specified on most of the world’s passenger airlines in fuel systems, hydraulic systems and coolant systems.

Our Market Position

Key market trends and growth drivers

The Group’s aviation business supplies parts for new aircraft and for maintenance spares. Activity in this market is driven by:

  • Aircraft build rates and development
  • The frequency of maintenance schedules

Both are driven by the global demand for air travel, measured in passenger miles flown. Long term growth rates for passenger miles flown are around 5% per annum.

Our niche positions

The Group provides a wide range of aviation filters but has particularly strong niche positions in:

  • Fuel tank inerting
  • Coolant systems for aircraft control systems
  • Fuel line and hydraulic filters

Our competitive advantage

The Group has a long track record of design engineering skills using a wide range of filter media. It has a large installed base of bespoke filters, whose designs are owned by the Group.

Our recent new products

The Group’s larger new aviation products include filters for:

  • Airbus and Boeing fuel tank inerting
  • Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 coolant systems
  • A range of Airbus A350 applications
  • A range of Airbus New Engine Option applications
Case Study

Quality and accreditation are critical

Effective filtration within aircraft equipment is vital to ensure that all systems are free from contaminants and to guarantee safety, long service life, reliability and cost effective operation. The Porvair Filtration Group designs and manufactures specialist filtration solutions, under the strict regulations that apply to all aerospace manufacturing, to meet the challenges for contamination control in hydraulic, fuel, lubrication and air systems.

Opportunities for Growth
  • Growth in aircraft use and production.
  • Systems or newer reforms.
  • New applications such as the next generation fuel tank inerting filter.

Key facts and figures

Long term growth rates for passenger miles flown are increasing by around 5% per annum2014:15% Approximate share of Group sales

Financial Calendar

Half year 2017 period end

31 May 2017

Payment date for dividend

02 Jun 2017

Half year 2017 results announcement

27 Jun 2017