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June 12, 2009
By Alton K. Marsh
Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) lowered prices on an improved line of its TopCare cylinders by $75 to $230.
“Today we again tout Continental Motors’ commitment to continuous product development and improvement without adding additional cost to the airplane owner,” said Rhett Ross, TCM president. “Our efforts to improve quality and reduce manufacturing costs continue to allow us to pass value and savings to our customers.”
Improvements to the cylinders include better cylinder head castings, advanced cylinder wall honing, enhanced valve insert materials, computerized valve seat finishing, and increased corrosion protection.
For pilots, the 60,000-plus-member Civil Air Patrol readily comes to mind when an aerial role in a rescue is launched.
AOPA is asking the FAA to withdraw a proposed airworthiness directive that could affect thousands of ECi cylinders.
AOPA VOICES STRONG SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION REQUIRING FAA TO REVISE THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.