Service Center Rebrands
A Twin Commander Factory Authorized Service Centers recently changed branding, but doesn’t expect a change in the level of service offered to customers. Gemini Air Group, the most recent addition to the network, was sold to the TAG group of companies and will now be known as Keystone Aviation. Keystone will be the branded arm of the service, charter, and support group, while TAG Private Hangars will take over branding for what was Gemini’s large hangar footprint at Scottsdale Municipal Airport outside Phoenix. Greg Laabs remains the director of maintenance, and he said the techs and the Gemini staff are still in place. He’s excited about the transition, and what the new owners are bringing to the company, including a pressurization cart that will enable them to do pressurization testing and troubleshooting.
Enviro Modification Offered as Custom Kit
Owners and operators of certain models of Twin Commanders looking to upgrade their environmental systems and move away from Sundstrand have a trusted option with Custom Kit 183K. This complete solution changes the bleed-air environmental system from a Sundstrand to one made by Enviro, and is available for Models 690C serial numbers 11600 through 11742; 695 serial numbers 95000 through 95087; 690D serial numbers 15000 through 15042; 695A serial numbers 96000 through 96100, and all 695Bs. The kit estimates 300 hours for the change.
To learn more about the kit or to make an order, contact aTwin Commander Factory Authorized Service Center. You can find the full list online.
Got the Juice?
Batteries are always taken for granted. We expect them to work and only think about them when they fail. Replacements of Twin Commander batteries are readily available from both Gill Batteries and Concorde Battery. Recently the factory has received questions about how to source new batteries, and even helped an owner with advice and parts to fix corrosion caused by a long-ago leaking battery. Gill offers replacement part 7638-44, a sealed battery, and Concorde offers replacement part RG-380E/44. Both companies have extensive information on their websites about battery maintenance to help extend the life of your investment.
Aircraft Belts Offering Oshkosh Pre-Show Special
From now through the end of EAA AirVenture on August 1, owners can receive 5 percent off the catalog price on Aircraft Belts’ Twin Commander restraint systems if they mention the show when ordering. Aircraft Belts will be at the show from July 26 to August 1, showing off its wide range of available styles, colors, and buckle treatments for models 500S, 685, 690, 690A, and 690B. Now available off-the-shelf, prices are lower than the custom restraints that were previously available. Paying for safety isn’t always fun, but with Aircraft Belts you can upgrade the look of your belts, improve the safety of your aircraft, and bring more personalization to your cabin and cockpit. Check out the full catalog or see them at the Exhibit, Booth #3045, Epic Exhibit Hangar C.