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Hartzell receives FAA PMA for Robinson Sky-Tec starters

Hartzell Engine Tech has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its Sky-Tec HT (High Torque) starters, for the Robinson two-place R22 and four-place R44 light utility helicopters. The SkyTec HT starter for Lycoming engines features an integrated self-resetting Kickback Protection System (KPS) to protect the powerplant and starter from an engine kickback. "Hartzell Engine Tech's durable Sky-Tec HT starters with their Kickback Protection System are in full production and available today through the company's distribution system," Hartzell Engine Tech President Keith Bagley. "They replace our older starters installed by Robinson helicopters at the factory and also older competitor starter units. The Sky-Tec brand, which we acquired in 2016, continues to reflect the highest levels of quality, innovation and value," Bagley said. Robinson helicopter operators can check the Hartzell Engine Tech site to determine if their specific model is covered under the new PMA. Operators may check Product Lines Lycoming and check here for domestic and international distributors. Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance, California has produced over 10,000 of the two helicopter models since the R22 was introduced in 1979 and most are still flying today. The PMA for these plug-and-play starters was obtained through the company's Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) program.
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