When you think about it, general aviation as a whole is not ripe with early adopters. It takes a while for the “old guard” to change its “if it worked then, it’ll work now…” way of thinking. And there are […]
There’s been a growing trend among automotive manufacturers to replace hydrodynamic and full-floating journal bearing systems with ball bearing-type cartridge systems in turbochargers. In automotive applications, especially in high-performance systems, ball bearings provide better transient response, which means they help […]
This video provides the basic steps for troubleshooting aircraft electrical system issues, including headset noise.
This short video explains the importance of following recommended cool down procedures to maximize aircraft turbocharger life.
Acquisitions of C&D Associates and Sky-Tec demonstrate the company’s commitment to grow in the experimental-, general- and business-aviation markets. Sometimes to be the best you have to make big, bold moves. That’s exactly what Hartzell Engine Technologies did when it […]
U.S. commuter airline, Cape Air has 100 of the twin-engine Travellers on order. While Airbus and Boeing have been getting all the air transport headlines with their new-generation 350Ws, 787s and 737 Max aircraft, Italian aircraft manufacturer, Tecnam has been […]
While Continental’s family of six-cylinder aircraft engines has a history of delivering exceptional performance and reliability, they are challenging applications for starters; especially the new-generation of “lightweight” units. In response to ongoing requests by the engine’s manufacturer and legions of […]
As the Director of Product Support for Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC (HET), I’ve had the opportunity evaluate aircraft alternators that arrive here for warranty consideration. Unfortunately for the aircraft’s owner, all too often when we test these “failed” alternators we […]
As all too many unprepared pilots found out during this last winter’s record-breaking cold, there’s nothing as uncomfortable as getting up to altitude only to find your aircraft’s cabin combustion heater isn’t working. That’s especially true if you’re a charter […]
I’m often asked: What’s the difference between a field overhauled turbocharger and a factory-rebuilt turbocharger? Aside from the fact that the “factory rebuild” can only be done at the Hartzell Engine Technologies facility in Montgomery, AL, there are a number […]