It is with sorrow and a heavy heart that I must report that Sunday, November 18th 2018, Harold Haskins Sr. passed away after several years wth Alzhhemeir's disease. He was 88 years old and died peacefuly at home. We will be closed until Monday, November 26 after the Thanksgiving break. He was a multi-engine land and instrument rated commercial pilot, and A&P rating, dated 6/24/1959. My father had over 20,000 hours in the air, and countless hours helping people with their heater problems. He taught me well, and I will continue the tradition he started in aviation.
Harold (Hal) Haskins Jr.
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Janitrol Aero Announces FAA Approval for an AMOC to the Recent AD on South Wind Cabin Heaters
The Alternate Method of Compliance (AMOC) will enable owners of 8000-series South Wind heaters to upgrade their systems and be exempt from AD 2017-06-03.
Montgomery, AL (January 30, 2018) — Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), announced today that the company has received FAA approval for a global Alternate Method of Compliance (AMOC) covering AD 2017-06-03 on South Wind 8000-series cabin heaters.
The AD requires that owner/operators of South Wind (formerly Meggitt/Stewart-Warner) heaters comply within the next 10-hours of heater operating time or next scheduled maintenance activity, whichever occurs first and then repeat compliance every two years or 250 hours.
“The AD will require a Pressure Decay Test (PDT) on the South Wind heater’s combustion tube. For the tube to pass, it cannot have any leaks,” Bagley explained. “The FAA estimates that 90-percent of these heaters will fail the PDT. And, according to the AD, any tubes that fail must be replaced. The AD does not allow for any repairs to the combustion tube.”
“In addition, areas of the new Janitrol Aero tube that are exposed to extreme temperatures are treated with Durakoat™ heat-resistant coating, which further enhances the unit’s reliability and longevity,” Bagley said.
Bagley also explained that by following the combustion chamber replacement procedures outlined in the AMOC (or through a complete replacement of the South Wind heater with a new Janitrol Aero cabin heater), the owner/operator is relieved of the ongoing two-year/250 hour compliance requirements outlined in the AD.
Meggitt (Troy), Inc. (formerly Stewart Warner Corp., South Wind Division) AD 2017-06-03 Hits The Streets Effective May 5, 2017
Applies to all South Wind Heaters installed in certificated aircraft.
6/06/2017: FAA approves A.M.O.C. for pressure decay testing 900 Series Stewart-Warner South Wind combustion aircraft heaters.