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Compressed Air Filters in the Sky

Published by Filter Element Store on May 14, 2024

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! it's a plane! It's a coalescing filter? After all these years of supplying compressed air filters, the customers flying in the skies and space still catch our eye. Where is our filter going and what is it being used for?


NASA was probably the first exciting space customer of ours. The Goddard Space Flight Center has used our aftermarket Finite coalescing filters for over ten years. Many other NASA Space Centers have flown on board with our equivalent filter elements replacing brands such as Atlas Copco, Domnick Hunter, Ingersoll Rand, Quincy and Wilkerson including:

  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

SpaceX is another customer of ours, but don't tell Elon that we told you. They recently ordered twenty replacement MANN Air Filters for overnight shipment to Texas.


Speaking of overnight shipments, here are a few of our customers that fly our friendly filters in the sky or use them in their shops.

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • SkyWest Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines


Who knew that so many companies flying in the air needed compressed air? There are too many Aerospace manufacturers and suppliers to list, but some of our large Aerospace customers are:

  • Boeing: Commercial, Defense & Space
  • Collins Aerospace: Autonomous Operation, Cabin Design, Electric Aircraft
  • Honeywell Aerospace: Rocket Boosters for Space Launch Missions
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics: Defense Jets, Supersonics, Hypersonics
  • Northrop Grumman Aerospace: Manned and unmanned Air Systems
  • Sierra Space: Space Planes, Rocket Engines, Business & Defense Jets

Filtration related companies Parker Aerospace and Eaton Aerospace, suppliers to the Aerospace industry, have also purchased industrial filter elements from us.


There is one very loyal Air Force Base that shall go unnamed as we have shipped over 50 orders to them in the past 15 years. We have supplied this USAF base with aftermarket filter replacements for Balston, Becker Pump, Boss Industries, Domnick Hunter, Hankison, Hydac, Ingersoll Rand, Parker, Pneumatech, and Wilkerson. That is one large Air Force Base!

Other United States Air Force Bases who have purchased Filter Element Store filters include:

  • Altus Air Force Base
  • Edwards Air Force Base
  • Hill Air Force Base
  • Langley Air Force Base
  • Minot Air Force Base
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base


We have universities such as The Ohio State University Aerospace Research Center using our air compressor filters. The LIGO Hanford Observatory uses our compressed air filters with their Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. "LIGO’s multi-kilometer-scale gravitational wave detectors use laser interferometry to measure the minute ripples in space-time caused by passing gravitational waves from cataclysmic cosmic events such as colliding neutron stars or black holes, or by supernovae."

Maybe our most far out Observatory customer operates the very first Extremely Large Telescope. The University of Arizona, in conjunction with the United States and several other countries and colleges, helped build the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory twenty years ago. It uses two 330-inch wide mirrors mounted on a common base and is the second largest optical telescope in North America. The LBT was used to discover a galaxy cluster over 7 billion light years away from Earth. There must not be any dust on those lenses!

From NASA to SpaceX, American Airlines to United Airlines, and all of the many Aerospace companies and Air Force Bases, Filter Element Store is proud that these important organizations trust our compressed air filters for their critical missions.