Hartzell To Manufacture Sky-Tec Starter Products

The company entered into a supplier partnership with Continental Aerospace Technologies.

Sky-Tec starter adapters find a home on a wide range of Continental piston engines.Courtesy Hartzell

Hartzell Engine Technologies announced recently that it will now manufacture Sky-Tec starter adapters as part of a supplier partnership with Continental Aerospace Technologies. As of July 1, all starter adapters for Continental’s factory-new, rebuilt, and factory-overhauled engines will be supplied by Hartzell. The transition of engineering assets and tooling to enable the agreement and support legacy Continental piston engines was completed last week.

“As part of the new agreement, we have been working closely with Continental to complete an engineering transition of the current units,” Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies said in a press release. “We have also completed the transition of production tooling and manufacturing to our facility here in Montgomery.”

“We are currently shipping the first two models of the new-generation Sky-Tec Starter Adapters for Continental IO/TSIO-360 and GTSIO (geared)-series piston aircraft engines,” Bagley said. “[We] are currently working through production readiness builds on units for the remainder of the engine models.” Hartzell is well positioned to upgrade future product releases as well, according to Bagley.

The line of starter products for the IO/TSIO-360 and GTSIO engines will be available through Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Quality Aircraft Accessories, as well as through both Hartzell’s and Continental’s normal distribution channels.