Hartzell Engine Technologies Announces that CubCrafters has Selected the Lightweight X-Drive as the Standard Starter for the Carbon Cub SS

This is its first OEM (original equipment manufacturer) application for the new-generation X-Drive lightweight starter.


CubCrafters is located in Yakima, Washington and was founded in 1980 by current owner
Jim Richmond. In 2007, CubCrafters was issued a FAA Production Certificate and is currently
the only aircraft manufacturer in the nation to produce both standard category and light sport
category aircraft under an FAA­-approved quality assurance program. CubCrafters’ roots are
in the 60­-year history of classic “taildragger” aviation, but its products and services are clearly
at the leading edge of technology. CubCrafters offers three all new, ready­-to­-fly aircraft:
The Sport Cub S2, the Carbon Cub SS and the Top Cub. The company also offers the
Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft. For more information, visit: www.cubcrafters.com.

About Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC.

Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, along with its sister company, Hartzell Propeller Inc., form the
general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc., a growing aerospace technology
company. Hartzell Engine Technologies is the leading OEM supplier of aircraft cabin heating 
solutions and engine accessories, including turbocharging systems, aircraft alternators, starters
and fuel pumps. For further information about Hartzell Engine Technologies and its products
please visit: www.HartzellEngineTech.com.

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