plane-power-press-release$150 trade-in credit makes it attractive for owners to install a new-generation Plane-Power alternator instead of continuing to overhaul their legacy unit.

Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), announced today that the company is offering Cessna and Piper aircraft owners a $150 trade-in credit on legacy Chrysler and Ford alternators when they upgrade to a new-generation Plane-Power alternator.

“Ford alternators were used exclusively on single-engine Cessnas in the 1970s and early 1980s,” he said. “In similar fashion, Piper installed the Chrysler alternators on their new singles during the same time. The simple fact is these legacy automotive units were designed and manufactured over 30-years ago,” Disbrow said. “Instead of spending their money overhauling these antiquated alternators, owners can update to a new-generation FAA-PMA approved Plane-Power alternator that offers a number of advantages – including a $150 reward.”

Disbrow explained that among their technological and performance advantages, the new Plane-Power alternators for Cessnas and Pipers are smaller and lighter with dual fans and a longer-life brush design, which means these new alternators run cooler and last longer on the aircraft than any overhauled legacy unit.

“Along with the improved performance, the new Plane-Power alternators come with a full, two-year factory warranty,” he said. “Overhauled units come with one-year coverage at best and it’s often less than that.”

To qualify for the $150 trade-in credit, an aircraft owner needs to purchase the appropriate Plane-Power alternator conversion kit from their HET distributor and complete the online form at:


Aircraft / Electrical System

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Trade-in one of these alternators
Piper 12V / 60A
Chrysler 4111810, 2642997, 3656224
Piper 69670-00, 69670-03, 69670-04, 99945-3, 99945-4
Cessna 12V / 60A
AL12-F60 (w. Lycoming engines)
AL12-F60C (w. Continental engines)
Ford DOFF10300J
Cessna C611501-0101, C611501-0102, 0750217-1, 1570213-6
Cessna 24V / 60A
AL24-F60 (w. Lycoming engines)
AL24-F60C (w. Continental engines)
Ford DOFF10300B
Cessna C611503-0102, C611503-0202, 1570213-7

Owners will also need to send a copy of the new invoice and their Chrysler or Ford alternator core to Hartzell Engine Technologies. The $150 trade-in credit promotion runs from November 01, 2016 through March 31, 2017.

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. These product lines are produced under the Hartzell, Sky-Tec, Plane-Power and Janitrol Aero brands. For further information about Hartzell Engine Technologies and its products please visit: