Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC on April 16 announced it shipped the 2,000th new-generation Sky-Tec starter adapter for Continental Aerospace piston aircraft engines.

“To go from receiving FAA PMA (Parts Manufacturer Approval) to shipping the 2,000th starter adapter in nine months is an amazing accomplishment – and we did it under COVID restrictions,” said Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies.

Bagley explains success of the product is related to significant improvements to the manufacturing engineering team’s methods and processes. Second, he also points to how Sky-Tec Starter Adapters are readily available through its updated distribution network and direct factory distribution.

The products authorized North American distributor is Aircraft Spruce, while international sales are through Hartzell Engine Technologies’ current international distributors.

“Aircraft owners don’t realize the significant strain that is put on their engine’s starter and starter adapter every time they start their engine,” Bagley said. “We put hundreds of hours of testing and evaluation into the development of these Sky-Tec starter adapters for Continental Aerospace engines. That testing proved that these new units will deliver the performance and reliability our customers demand.”

(Photo: Hartzell Engine Technologies)