Hartzell Engine Technologies Acquires Jasco Alternator Line Formerly Held by Skytronics

The lighter-weight Jasco Alternators have become the go-to replacement alternators for old pad-mounted generators found on radial engines.


Montgomery, AL, January 04, 2014 — Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, announced today that the company has purchased the Jasco Alternator line formerly held by Skytronics Incorporated.

“Our strategy is to grow each of our current product lines – alternators, starters, turbochargers, cabin heaters, and fuel pumps – both organically and through strategic acquisition,” Disbrow said. “The Jasco Alternator line will enable us to begin offering high-quality products to new segments of the general aviation markets including classic and agricultural aircraft and piston helicopters. It is the perfect complement to our current family of alternators.”

Available in both 12- and 24-volt systems, and with 50- or 70-amp output, the lighter-weight Jasco Alternators have become the go-to replacement alternators for old pad-mounted generators found on radial engines, as well as, on standard opposing piston engines used on many classic aircraft and piston helicopters.

“The reason Jasco Alternators have been around for nearly 50-years is that they provide great performance and reliability at a reasonable cost,” Disbrow added. “Once we have certifications in place we’ll assimilate production of the Jasco alternator line into our Montgomery, Alabama facility.”

“The purchase of Jasco Alternators line illustrates Tailwind Technologies’ ongoing commitment to investing in Hartzell Engine Technologies as well as the growth of general aviation,” Disbrow stated. “We see this as another example of our resolve to continue expand and strengthen our leadership position in the markets we serve.”

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