Tempest Response to Airborne Service Letter No. 66

Greenville, S.C. - Since 2001 Tempest (Aero Accessories) has been the OEM manufacturer of all dry air pumps and pneumatic components for the aviation market. Tempest dry air pumps and pneumatic components are a FAA/PMA approved product and are not affected by wording, implied or otherwise contained within or related to Airborne Service Letter 66 or any previously written Service Letters or Bulletins written by Airborne. This includes new Tempest dry air pumps as well as all new Tempest pneumatic filters, regulators, and manifold/check valves.

Tempest does overhaul various types of Airborne dry air pumps, vacuum and pressure regulators, manifold/checks valves, as well as de-ice valves. The process specifications that are used to overhaul these pneumatic components have been written by Aero Accessories and approved by FAA engineering in Atlanta and the local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). As such, Airborne Service Letters or Bulletins do not apply.

Please remember that any Service Letters or Bulletins issued by Airborne do not apply to any unit that has been overhauled or repaired by Tempest nor do they apply to any new manufactured Tempest product. For more information regarding FAA enforcement of mandatory Service Letters or Bulletins refer to FAA Order 8620.2 "Applicability and Enforcement of Manufacturer’s Data."

Summary

• Tempest is the OEM manufacturer of all new dry air pumps and pneumatic components

• All new and overhauled Tempest dry air pumps and pneumatic components are FAA/PMA approved

• Airborne Service Letters or Bulletins do not apply to any unit that has been manufactured new or overhauled by Tempest

• For Applicability and Enforcement of Manufacturer's Data refer to FAA Order 8620.2

For more information regarding Tempest products, please go to www.tempestplus.com, email at information@tempestplus.com or call (843) 991-1199.

Tempest is the leading manufacturer of pneumatic systems, including the Tornado 3000 dry air pumps, filters, valves, regulators and electric stand-by pumps. Additionally they manufacture Tempest fuel pumps and magneto parts, and a complete line of aviation spin-on oil filters. Its manufacturing facility is based in Gibsonville, NC with sales and marketing offices located in Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA.

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