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Troubled carburetor maker finds suitor

Troubled carburetor maker finds suitor

By AOPA ePublishing staff

There may be a reprieve in sight for owners of Precision Airmotive carburetors.

Claiming a total inability to find product liability insurance, the company's carburetor arm announced on Nov. 1 that it was suspending carburetor and carburetor parts shipments. But now a move is afoot to acquire Precision Airmotive.

A group including Tim Henderson, president of Aero Accessories Inc., and others involved in the Tempest brand of general aviation products have reached a tentative agreement to acquire Precision's line of carburetors and spare parts.

Although the details were not disclosed, the plan is to move the production line from Washington state to North Carolina. The deal and the move are expected to be completed by the end of January.

Precision built certified carburetors for the majority of the light aircraft fleet. The products may have also been manufactured under former company names such as Facet Aerospace Products and Marvel-Schebler.

November 20, 2007

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