Contributed by Stephen Narciso, International Part Sales Rep.
The Bendix-Honeywell Starter is a common unit for business aircraft parts exchange transactions.
Often the best option for an operator who is AOG or in critical need of a part is an exchange. Exchanges typically cost more, but offer rapid replacement of a unit rather than the downtime necessary for a repair or overhaul. To avoid additional vendor fees to your core exchange, follow the guidelines below.
1. Return your exchange core on time
Most vendors give 14 or 21 days to return your core. After this period of time, extended use fees, late fees and even outright billing may apply. Avoid shipping delays by staying in contact with your vendor and providing the proper documentation.
2. Do your exchange before a catastrophic breakdown
Exchange cores not in normal run-out condition are subject to additional billing and even BER (beyond economical repair) billing. Common causes of additional billing include defective stators, fields, armatures, rotors, commutators, shafts, endbells, housings, terminal blocks, fans, solenoids, circuit boards, pistons, etc.
3. Carefully pack exchange core for shipping
Cores are often worth tens of thousands of dollars. If damaged due to poor packing, shippers and insurance will not pay for the damage. This expense falls to the customer.
Duncan Aviation provides extensive repair and overhaul services—including loaners and exchanges—for business aircraft parts, avionics, instruments, accessories and propellers. We maintain a large inventory of business aircraft parts for sale. We also hold more than 70 manufacturer authorizations for avionics, instruments, accessories and propeller units.
For more information about Duncan Aviation’s core exchange service, contact Component Solutions Parts Sales.
Stephen Narciso, serves as an International Part Sales Rep. at Duncan Aviation, specializing in consignment contracts and parts requests. He began working in aviation in 1982.