Wed, Nov 18, 2009
Mooney Owners Have Growing Network From Which To Choose
Lycoming Engines has named Lycoming
Authorized Service Centers the sole installers for its newest
Echelon supplemental type certificate (STC), which covers the
Mooney M20E, M20F and M20J. The announcement was made Monday.
Mooney owners will be able to able to choose from among nearly
50 Authorized Service Centers to upgrade their engines to the more
powerful, more efficient IO-390-A3A6.
"We have systematically identified some of the best-trained and
best-operated service centers all over the world," says Michael
Everhart, Lycoming director of Distribution Management &
Customer Service. "We are absolutely confident that their skill and
capabilities will provide Mooney owners the kind of customer
service and support Lycoming owners have come to expect."
Lycoming began authorizing service
centers in July, in part to provide a higher level of aftermarket
support to legacy engines and aircraft. To apply for Authorized
Service Center (ASC) designation, facilities must meet specified
equipment and facility requirements, maintain required staff
training levels, meet or exceed required levels of quality and
professionalism, and be capable of handling fly-in customers.
"These centers meet or exceed our standards, forming the backbone
of a quality customer support network of dependable, honest,
competent and professional service providers," Everhart says.
The STC includes a new or rebuilt IO-390-A3A6, Slick Start
System and required documentation. In addition, Hartzell has
certified both two-blade and three-blade propellers for the
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