FAA Approves C&D Durakoat(TM) Heater Overhauls; Provides Relief for Aircraft Owners from Heater Related Airworthiness Directives

Top Quote C&D Associates Inc. announces "A.D. FREE" overhauls of both JANITROL and SOUTH WIND/STEWART WARNER aircraft heaters; C&D technology safest in industry. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 23, 2013 - Buchanan, Michigan; C&D Associates have announced FAA approval of its proposal to provide relief from Airworthiness Directives AD2004-21-05 (imposed on Janitrol B-Series previously AD96-20-07, previously AD82-07-03,) and AD81-09-09 (for South Wind/Stewart Warner.)

    The company explains these A.D.'s will no longer apply to units undergoing complete zero-time overhaul by C&D Associates Inc. The company notes that its Dash one (-1) series heater remains A.D. free, after 16 years and 3,500 plus units in service with zero malfunction defect reports.

    C&D principal William Sandmann said, "Confidence in our product's safety now allows us to offer the C&D Durakoat™ combustion chamber as a cost effective alternate means of compliance to Airworthiness Directive(s). The end result is "better-than-factory-new" condition, because overhauls will utilize C&D's Durakoat™ combustion tube as well as multiple updates necessary for longevity and safe operation".

    Sandmann continued, "Thanks to the most knowledgeable staff in the industry and an extraordinary record of safety, C&D Associates continues to set the bar on aircraft environmental systems."

    In an effort to promote aviation safety more broadly, the company has announced it will offer aircraft owners the complete overhaul of heaters presently subject to these FAA airworthiness directives at a cost similar to the purchase price of its Durakoat™ combustion tube alone. This service typically requires 5 to 7 days; (AOG, 24-hours).

    About C&D Associates Inc.
    C&D Durakoat™ heaters and components are the world's only source for complete A.D. relief on all aircraft combustion heater products and parts. After 16 years and over 3,500 units in service with zero defect malfunction reports, C&D Associates Inc. engineers and builds the safest, most reliable aircraft heating systems in the world. Based on this impressive record the FAA has authorized the release from all airworthiness directives imposed on Janitrol, South Wind and Stewart Warner combustion heaters overhauled by C&D Associates using their proprietary Durakoat™ technology. For details on C&D Associates products and services visit www.AircraftHeater.com

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