Take Care of Your Carb

Cause you may have trouble finding a new one... AeroNews and AVweb are reporting that Precision Airmotive LLC has announced that they have discontinued sales of their float carburetors and their component parts, beginning November 1, 2007. This may seem like an oddly un-newsworthy tidbit, however, when you learn that Precision is one of the few after market component manufacturers for these types of parts you start to wonder why they decided to stop? After reading the press release, it becomes evident that cost of litigation has struck again. The price to insure the carburetors has risen sharply forcing the company to halt their manufacture of the line, leaving General Aviation in the lurch, looking for another place to get their carbs.

The list of engines that Precision Airmotive's carburetors are certified for is not short and includes all the popular offerings from Lycoming (O-320, 0-360, and more...), Continental (C-90, 0-200-A, and more...) and even Franklin. While we're fairly certain that someone will fill the gap, it's unsettling to think that small, quality businesses like this are being forced out of the market.