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Carburetors available from Kelly Despite the discontinued sales of float carburetors and component parts by Precision Airmotive, there is still a source for carburetor overhauls and component parts. Kelly Aerospace has been overhauling...


Carburetors available from Kelly
Despite the discontinued sales of float carburetors and component parts by Precision Airmotive, there is still a source for carburetor overhauls and component parts. Kelly Aerospace has been overhauling Facet/Precision carburetors and providing new FAA approved replacement parts for more than 20 years. With fast turn times on overhauls, carburetor overhaul quick kits, and unmatched quality, the general aviation community will continue to have long-term carburetor support from Kelly Aerospace.

“Kelly Aerospace has a longstanding history in overhauling float carburetors and providing new carburetor component parts and even though the current insurance liability issues are troublesome, we will continue to service the general aviation market just as our company has done for over 20 years,” says Jeff Kelly, president of Kelly Aerospace Power Systems.

Your input needed
Safety Research Corporation of America, LLC (SRCA), has been awarded a contract by the FAA for the rewrite of Advisory Circulars 65-12 and 65-15, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Powerplant and Airframe handbooks, respectively.

SRCA is currently working with industry leaders and suppliers to determine critical content for the handbooks. AMTs are encouraged to review the two circulars, and forward comments and suggestions to amt.handbook.rewrite@srca.net. Bob Rendzio, president of SRCA, says, “Any input to our developmental process is of value, but we’d really like to know what the end users want to have. These two documents provide a basis for FAA knowledge tests, as well as helping establish critical tasks for the practical exams. It’s important for us to find out what the “wrench-benders” need, and try to support that.”

The SRCA project is expected to take some two years, and the handbooks will be reprinted as FAA-H-8083-31 (Aviation Maintenance Technician – Airframe) and FAA-H-8083-32 (Aviation Maintenance Technician – Powerplant) when complete. AMTs can expect to see documents with up-to-date technology such as composites and cockpit electronics being addressed, as well as full-color graphics throughout the books.

Kelly Aerospace receives PMA
Kelly Aerospace Inc. announces receiving FAA-PMA approval for the manufacturing of the new Lycoming engine X-Drive starters. The X-Drive starter is the newest in the lightweight, high torque starter lineup from Kelly Aerospace. Targeted toward users that want the lightest but most powerful starter on the market, the X-Drive delivers the same high torque, low current draw, and superior duty cycle previously available only to E-Drive customers.

Tool discount for AMT readers
Klassic Tool Crib announces the availability of its 2008 catalog. The 96-page catalog has been greatly expanded with more than 350 new line items. AMT readers are eligible for a 10 percent discount off all catalog orders through Dec. 31, 2008. To receive your free copy of the catalog call (866) 760-6931 or e-mail sales@klassictoolcrib.com.

Aircraft maintenance professionals can also visit www.klassictoolcrib.com to view a wide assortment of tools including rivet guns, rivet squeezers, rivet sets, squeezer sets, tungsten bucking bars, angle drills, pistol drills, air screwdrivers, threaded shank & jobber drill bits, and Eckold metal fabricating equipment, plus a host of hand tools used by aircraft mechanics on a daily basis.

AAR selects Component Control
AAR Landing Gear Services, a Malaysian-based joint venture between Illinois-based AAR and AIROD Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, recently selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software as its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) system. Quantum Control combines aircraft maintenance, shop floor control, inventory management, accounting, e-commerce, sales and invoicing, and other business functions in one dynamically updatable software suite. The Quantum Control software, powered by an Oracle 10G database, will be hosted at AAR’s Chicago data center, with the Malaysian repair station remotely accessing the solution.

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