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Continental Aerospace Technologies - Engine Break-In Instructions
Continental Aerospace Technologies - Engine Break-In Instructions
Do you wonder what Continental Aerospace Technologies wants you to do with a new, rebuilt or overhauled engine? Come learn the official break in instructions!
Lycoming Releases Service Instruction 1583 - Front Expansion Plug Replacement
Lycoming Releases Service Instruction 1583 - Front Expansion Plug Replacement
Lycoming's Service Instruction 1583 provides detailed instruction for the replacement of the front expansion plug for engines without a model-specific engine maintenance manual. Engines with a model specific engine maintenance manual will have this information in the published engine maintenance manual.
Why Install a New McCauley Propeller to Your Beechcraft King Air B300?
Why Install a New McCauley Propeller to Your Beechcraft King Air B300?

McCauley Propeller Systems is internationally recognized for the quality they’ve provided to the aeronautics industry for over 80 years.

McCauley is proud to be a brand that has changed the flight industry through its best practices and constant moves towards innovation and excellence.

Last July, the company announced a new propeller that pilots could begin looking at for Beechcraft King Air B300s. The propellers are expected to be certified early this year, with order deliveries shipping shortly after.

What’s New About McCauley Propeller?

At Air Power, Inc. we are one of the leading providers of airplane engines & parts to mechanics and flight enthusiasts. We are excited to see any new product that hits the market and are here to show you what makes the new McCauley Propeller a piece of airplane equipment that is in a league of its own!

Extended Overhaul Time

The time between a propeller’s overhaul is never anything a pilot looks forward to running out of. Staying up in the air and enjoying the ride is something that McCauley is dedicated to providing with each propeller upgrade.

The latest propeller for Beechcraft King Air B300s has an extended time between overhauls that is around 5,000 hours or 72 months. Your customers can enjoy years in the air with the investment of the latest propellers from McCauley.

Increased Weight Savings Per Aircraft

The weight of an airplane is essential for the safety and smoothness of a flight. The last thing a pilot wants is their propeller weighing down their airplane. The manufacturers of the latest propeller for the Beechcraft King Air B300 understand the importance of lighter essentials.

This is why the latest from McCauley offers nearly 40 pounds of weight savings per aircraft they are used on.

Weighing in at around 177 pounds per propeller, the aluminum blades of the latest McCauley propellers provide the quality expected from the brand, along with a lighter, more aerodynamic design.

Limited Propeller Warranty

Despite the quality workmanship of McCauley propellers, pilots love to know that they are protected in the air no matter what. The latest equipment from one of the world’s most trusted brands adds the benefits of Textron Aviation’s limited propeller warranty.

The warranty offers 36 months and 4,000 hours of propeller protection that repairs or replaces any propeller or propeller parts sold by McCauley.

Order Your Airplane Parts Easier Today, With Air Power, Inc. 

At Air Power, Inc. we know that it can be a task for an airplane repair shop to order mass quantities of essential parts for important repairs. That’s why we’ve revamped our website and made the shopping process streamlined for your convenience.

Whether your shop is ready to invest in McCauley’s latest propellers or needs a large order of other quality airplane parts, we have your needs covered.

Contact us today to learn more about our product availability and how we can make fulfilling your next order a stress-free experience. We’re ready to keep you in the air, longer.

How Your Aircraft Could Benefit From Whelen Taxi and Landing Lights
How Your Aircraft Could Benefit From Whelen Taxi and Landing Lights

Air Power, Inc. is one of the nation’s most trusted sources for the latest and greatest airplane parts and engine product releases. Just in the last year, we’ve seen the release and widespread use of several new products like Blue Epoxy that solve common problems pilots face and keep their trips in the air safer.

Whether your shop is ready to invest in new LED lights from Whelen or needs a large order of airplane parts for the upcoming spring flight season, Air Power, Inc. has the materials you need.

 

Whelen Aerospace Technologies Introduces Parmetheus G3 LED Landing and Taxi Lights

According to a press release from Whelen Aerospace Technologies, their Parmetheus G3 LED lights were released in November 2021. The latest release is the most recent upgrade of their original Parmetheus product that was established in 2010.

The new light follows Whelen’s dedication to high-quality performance and value; coming with several features that enhance overall performance and ease of ordering the product.

It is currently available in PAR-36 size and eliminates the need to specify voltage during orders, as it operates between 14 and 28 volts.

 

How Could Your Customers Benefit From Whelen Landing and Taxi Light Products?

 

When you purchase light products from Whelen Aerospace Technologies you are getting so much more than a well-known brand name. Here’s a closer look at some of the direct benefits pilots can experience once they’ve installed G3 LED lights on their crafts.

 

Reduced Energy Costs

LED landing and taxi lights from Whelen Aerospace Technologies require less energy to produce the excellent quality of lighting they provide. So, aside from a light that expertly illuminates a pilot’s path, the latest G3 product helps preserve the longevity of a plane’s system through the minimal energy required for use.

 

Improved Runway Visibility

The latest implementation of Parmetheus is 2.5 times brighter than the Plus version of the product. The G3 LED is stronger than standard LEDs on the market and allows pilots to experience improved beam spread that helps advance overall runway visibility and landing safety.

 

Air Power Makes Whelen Purchases Simple

 

We are proud to be your number one resource for all Whelen Aerospace Technologies and other major manufacturer products. Purchasing bulk amounts of airplane parts can seem daunting, especially in the current age of fulfillment complexity.

However, at Air Power, Inc. we’ve streamlined the ordering process and made faster, reliable service a customer guarantee. Our improved online store now displays what products are readily available when you need them.

Gone are the days of the ordering guessing game. Simply upload your spreadsheet of the parts you need, and our system will fill your cart for you.

Experience streamlined services and reliable delivery times today, with the help of Air Power, Inc.

 

Settle Your Customer’s Airplane Parts Needs With Air Power, Inc. Today

 

Whether your shop is ready to invest in new LED lights from Whelen or needs a large order of airplane parts for the upcoming spring flight season, Air Power, Inc. has the materials you need.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our available products or explore our online shop to find an exact item match!

Order Your Aircraft & Engine Parts With Air Power's Spreadsheet Import Tool
Order Your Aircraft & Engine Parts With Air Power's Spreadsheet Import Tool

Air Power Website Instructions

CSV Import Tool

One of the best features of the Air Power website is our CSV Import Tool. This allows you to upload large numbers of parts to your cart at a single time. 

Some notes:

  • File must be in CSV format.
  • File must use the header Sku for Part Number in Column A and Quantity in Column B.
  • Part number must be exact. For example, one should use LW-12345 not LW12345. Part numbers that do not match will be flagged and alerted to the customer.

Get to the CSV Import Tool three ways:

  1. Clicking an Empty Shopping Cart 
  2. Clicking on CSV Import from “My Account.”
  3. From a Shopping Cart with products already in it.

Download Complete Spreadsheet Instructions HERE!

 

Using the Multiple Parts Search Function
Using the Multiple Parts Search Function

Using the Multi Line Search Function

To constantly improve and add your aircraft and engine parts purchasing more seamless, Air Power has added multi line search capabilities to the all-new www.airpowerinc.com.

There are three ways to access the Multi-Line Search:

  • Directly from the Home Page – Top Menu
  • From the “My Account” Page – Menu items on the left of the screen.
  • Simply Bookmark airpowerinc.com/multipartssearch to your browser.

Using the Multi Line Search is Simple!

  1. Simply enter the first part number, followed by pressing “Tab” to proceed to the next line.
  2. Press “Search” – Note: If you need additional lines, you can add these items to your cart and then return to the Multi Line Search Page.
  3. Your results will be listed below the search button. Under each part, you will be shown the part number, description, picture and whether the part is in stock or not.
  4. If you wish to make a purchase, simply click “Add to Cart.” A box will come up allowing you to input the quantity. Adjust your quantity and click “Add to Cart.”
  5. From there, you can Checkout, View Your Cart, or Continue Shopping to add more items.
  6. Once finished adding items from the multi-line search, you can continue your checkout.
Top Reasons to Enroll in a 2022 Training Program
Top Reasons to Enroll in a 2022 Training Program

In the past courses like those from Lycoming Engines were split up into different classes and participants were forced to pick and choose where they’d gain their information. While this is still a situation for Continental, attendees must keep in mind that their courses are held in both the United States and Germany.

However, When it comes to Lycoming, they now offer a single 5 day, 40-hour course that comprehensively covers everything a participant would need to learn from the course. 

From reviewing service publications and manuals to digging into the depths of how different engines for aircraft work, there is a lot to be learned from one of the available courses in 2022.

Perfect Your Inspection and Servicing Processes

As an airplane mechanic, your livelihood depends on how efficiently you perform your inspection and servicing processes. Training programs not only help you gain up-to-date knowledge of the latest engine needs but allows you to dig deeper into valuable troubleshooting skills that can help you save time and money on some of the most common engine problems.

Theory-Based and Hands-On Training Brings Together the Best of Both Worlds

Finally, these courses aren’t just glorified lectures. The Lycoming programs, in particular, are evenly split between standard theory-based training and hands-on experience with professionals.

Participants will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the inner workings, disassembly, and reassembly of Lycoming and Continental airplane engines.

What Training Programs Are Available in 2022?

If you are interested in participating in world-renowned training programs, Air Power, Inc. is available to help get you on track for one of the upcoming 2022 courses for Lycoming Engines and Continental Aerospace Technologies.

Lycoming Engines

Lycoming’s 5-day, 40-hour course is held at Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville, PA. They have courses currently available through November of 2022.

Information about registration for their training program is available directly through our website.

Continental Aerospace Technologies

Continental offers several different courses throughout the year with participants able to select Level 1 or Level 2 courses for AVGas or Jet-A training programs. 


Continental courses are held through November 2022, with registration directly available on their site.

Register and Take to the Skies With the Help of Air Power, Inc.

If you’re eager to learn from the best in the industry, Air Power, Inc. has the connections to help you register for this year’s training courses. Reach out to us today to learn more about how to get started for 2022 programs.

Air Power, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of airplane engines and parts for airplane and maintenance shop owners. We make buying essential products as simple as dropping a list of your needs in our online shopping cart.

Contact us today to learn more about our product availability. We have aircraft engine parts, aircraft engine cylinders, aircraft hardware parts, airframe parts, and much more. Explore our new website and discover first-hand how transparent and simple it is to order airplane and engine parts from Air Power, Inc.

Leading Benefits of Using AVBLEND Oil Additive on Your Aircraft
Leading Benefits of Using AVBLEND Oil Additive on Your Aircraft

Throughout the years, oil additives have become commonplace as a chemical compound that improves the performance of base oil products. While there are many options on the market for oil additives, at Air Power, Inc. we are proud to offer our clients the best product available for their engine maintenance services.

 

Let’s take a look at why AVBLEND Oil Additive is our personal choice for premier aircraft performance and how your clients can benefit from your maintenance shop’s supply of this product.

 

AVBLEND Restores Peak Combustion Performance

 

The last thing a pilot wants is an aging engine to burn oil and damage the combustion chamber. Oil additives, especially AVBLEND, have the potential to not only reduce the amount of oil burned by an older engine but also restore peak combustion performance by stopping leaky piston rings and restoring a tight seal that keeps an engine flowing smoothly.

This improved combustion performance stems from the micro-lubrication provided by AVBLEND, which allows the product to lubricate deeply and safely into the metals that keep engines running. As the additive reduces engine friction, it regulates temperature within the engine, improves fuel economy, and reduces engine wear (as you’ll see below).

 

Overall Engine Wear Reduction

 

Every pilot wants their aircraft’s engine to perform as long and as efficiently as possible. With AVBLEND oil additives on an engine’s side, this is definitely a possibility. Using AVBLEND oil additives helps prevent devastating wear and tear that can occur through engine startup alone.

As a premier oil additive product, AVBLEND contains the micro-lubrication to prevent common and expensive engine problems that include:

  • Dry-Start Damage
  • Rust
  • Corrosion
  • Carbon and Deposit Build-Up
  • Valve Sticking
  • Guide Wear
  • Total Engine Failure

When examined as a product that prevents devastating engine damage, it’s clear that AVBLEND offers operational cost-savings that are invaluable to any aircraft owner. Although initially, using AVBLEND in an oil change adds on an extra cost, we guarantee that it is much more cost-effective than a total engine replacement or aircraft replacement in the case of engine failure.

 

AVBLEND Provides Greater Security for Pilots

 

AVBLEND’s ability to reduce wear not only saves pilots money but has in the past, saved pilots’ lives. One prime example of the power behind AVBLEND was seen in 2009 when stunt pilot Sean D. Tucker experienced an oil line rupture. Thanks to his dedication to using two bottles of AVBLEND with each oil change, his engine was able to run for 6 minutes with zero oil pressure after the failure.

Once Tucker safely landed his aircraft, it was found that the deep metal penetration provided by AVBLEND kept the engine in pristine condition and allowed for the pilot’s successful landing.

 

Secure Oil Additive That Assists in All Stages of an Engine’s Life Through Air Power, Inc.

 

If you’re the owner of an aircraft repair business and are ready to provide your customers with the best additives, aircraft parts, and engines on the market, Air Power, Inc. is ready to be your go-to source.

We are one of the nation's most recognized suppliers of aircraft and engine parts and products. Trust us to provide you with quick, efficient deliveries that all start with our updated online ordering system.

 

Contact us today to learn more about our services or simply explore our online shop to find and order the parts you need for 2022!

Troubleshooting Ideas for Aircraft Alternator Problems
Troubleshooting Ideas for Aircraft Alternator Problems

An aircraft’s alternator is the piece of equipment that serves as the root provider for an aircraft’s total electrical needs. Without a properly functioning alternator, an aircraft’s battery can’t properly charge and could leave an aviator grounded until the problem is resolved.

At Air Power, Inc. we specialize in providing our clients with quality aircraft engines and parts. If your customers come to you with the need for a new alternator or related part, we have the supply on hand to help you keep your customer’s aircraft in prime condition.

However, before completely switching out alternators for customers, let’s take a closer look at the true signs that the alternator is their source of trouble and how you or your customers can troubleshoot the source of their issue for the most accurate repair or replacement.

Signs Your Alternator is in Trouble

If an aircraft experiences some of the following issues, they are a red flag that an alternator is on the verge of failure:

  • Low or no output
  • Stalling engine
  • Discharge indication on an ammeter. These should usually have zero charges with a functioning alternator
  • Declining load meter
  • Low-bus-voltage/alternator-out annunciators

How can You Troubleshoot Your Customer’s Alternator Problems?

When the alternator warning light pops up on an aircraft’s dashboard, it’s important for owners and mechanics alike to remember that this warning light doesn’t always mean that the alternator is the engine part with a problem.

So in order to save an owner the stress of returning an alternator to a mechanic only to realize there is no fault found, here are some ways from the expert manufacturers of Hartzell that can help them troubleshoot their alternator’s problem before having to dig deeper into the mechanics of the aircraft.

Get the Tools of the Trade

In order to perform most troubleshooting techniques, an individual must invest in a Calibrated Volt-Ohm Meter. Our recommendation is to avoid VOMs made with stainless steel as they don’t provide the magnetism that some troubleshooting tests require.

Start With Recycling Switches

Recycle your alternator switch to determine if low or no output to your battery is resulting from the alternator. After switching on your Master and Alternator switches, use your VOM to measure the output. Based on the type of system you have, the following measurements mean that an alternator is in trouble:

  • Less than 13.5 volts for a 12V
  • Less than 25.5 volts for a 24V

Test Magnetic Pull

After your Master and Alternator switches are on, you could place a metal scale on the alternator chassis. A magnetic pull without alternator output showing on your VOM means that there is a problem with the alternator itself.

Measure Field Voltage and Test Field Resistance

Measure your field voltage with your VOM. It should read 75% bus. If it’s lower or zeroes, it’s time for your customers to bring in the alternator.

Use the VOM against your alternator’s field wire to test the field resistance. Your aircraft’s 24-volt alternator should have this reading at 8-12 ohms. Any higher or lower, there could be issues with the alternator’s brushes or brush assembly.

Inspect Grounds With VOM

Check the grounds between your alternator and the aircraft’s frame. If your reading is less than 0.2 ohms, take the aircraft in for inspections and necessary repairs.

Meet Your Customer’s Alternator Needs With Air Power, Inc.

If your aircraft repair shop is constantly in the market for alternators and alternator parts, join up with Air Power, Inc. for a partnership that ensures your shop receives the necessary parts it needs on time.

Our website updates allow our customers to view our stock in real-time and gain a clear understanding of when they will receive their product.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or peruse our website and start making a mass order now.

Top Benefits of Financing an Airplane Engine Purchase
Top Benefits of Financing an Airplane Engine Purchase

If your business responsibilities include providing airplane owners with engines and engine parts, you’ll need to make advanced investments to ensure you always have the necessary equipment on hand.

We’ve been in the industry for decades and know that the flat-out purchase of a single airplane engine can be expensive. Now, multiply these financial needs by a dozen or so, and the prices really hit exorbitant levels.

Fortunately, at Air Power, we understand that businesses and airplane owners don’t always have the instant cash available to cover the purchase of multiple new or refurbished aircraft engines. That’s why we are proud to offer simple financing options to all of our customers that are eager to get off of the ground!

Why Finance Your Next Engine Through Air Power, Inc.?

Financing an aircraft engine means that you’ll qualify for a flexible payment plan, and will, more importantly, come out of the application process with one or more new and overhauled engines.

Trust us to make financing a simple process that helps your customers make aircraft upgrades and engine replacements that keep their crafts in the air.

Here are some of the biggest reasons to put your financing needs in our hands.

We Have Pre-Established Financial Partners

In most cases, it can be difficult to find a bank that approves overhauled engine financing at affordable rates. However, at Air Power, we avoid the hassle of dealing directly with a traditional bank.

Each of our financing opportunities is backed by Van Bortel Finance Corporation. Their trusted industry name, combined with our dedication to customer satisfaction guarantees excellent service throughout the entire financing process.

We Keep Financing Personal

Financing for any customer can seem like an impersonal transaction that can often leave a lingering, untrusting feeling at the end of the day. 

At Air Power, our financing isn’t supplied by a third party you have to warm up to. Each of our financing transactions is made directly through our team. This means that even before the financing is secured, rapport has been established and our customers already know they’re getting honest, quality financing opportunities.

Our Financing Options Are Available for All of Our Top Engines

No matter the type of aircraft engine your customers need, Air Power is prepared to help you provide the best equipment to your repair shop at flexible rates.

Our entire engine collection is available for financing opportunities. So, no matter what your needs are, you can rest assured that we won’t discriminate when determining whether a product is eligible for financing.

Be Prepared for Any Engine Repair or Replacement With Air Power, Inc.

Air Power Inc. is dedicated to doing everything in our power to make aircraft engines and parts easily attainable to our customers. From our financing services to our continual updates to our website and user-friendly practices, we are your local resource for reliable, quality aircraft engines at a competitive price.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or browse our online shop to discover what aircraft parts we currently have in stock.