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Hartzell Engine Technologies Announces a Supplier Partnership with Continental Aerospace Technologies to be the Exclusive Provider of New Starter Adapters for Continental Piston Aircraft Engines

As of July 01, 2020, Hartzell Engine Technologies is the exclusive manufacturer of starter adapters for all Continental Aerospace Technologies factory-new, rebuilt, and factory overhauled engines.

Montgomery, AL (July 9, 2020) — Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) announced today that the company had begun a supplier partnership with Continental Aerospace Technologies to manufacture a line of starter adapters for current and legacy-series Continental piston aircraft engines.

“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, Hartzell Engine Technologies said. “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,” he added. “And we are currently working through production readiness builds on units for the remainder of the engine models.”

“Hartzell Engine Technologies’ Sky-Tec brand is the leader in starter and starter accessory systems. Continental recognized that we could update the performance of these units using our technology, and that’s exactly what we have done,” Bagley stated. “While the two new Sky-Tec Starter Adapters have seen some manufacturing improvements, you will see more significant upgrades in future product releases.”

Bagley said that Sky-Tec Starter Adapters for the Continental Aerospace Technologies IO/TSIO-360 and GTSIO-series of engines are currently available for both the new product and aftermarket segments in North America through Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA), through Hartzell Engine Technologies international distribution channels, as well as through Continental’s master distributor, Boeing.


About Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC.

Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC is the leading OEM designer and manufacturer of aircraft cabin heating solutions and engine accessories, including turbocharging systems, aircraft alternators, starters, and fuel pumps. These product lines are produced under the Janitrol Aero, AeroForce, Plane-Power, Sky-Tec, and Fuelcraft brands. For further information about Hartzell Engine Technologies and its products, please visit:


Keith Bagley
President Hartzell Engine Technologies
334.386.5424 (office)
334.467.8100 (mobile)

Dale Smith
Media Relations Representative
Hartzell Engine Technologies