Electroair has received an STC and FAA-PMA for the EA-13000 Ignition Switch Panel. The switch panel comes in two orientations, horizontal and vertical.
The EA-13000 ignition switch is approved to replace the outdated and venerable rotary key-switch, company officials explained.
- The AD that accompanies most rotary key-switches is eliminated;
- The problem of faulty contacts inside of the key-switch that can cause a delay in the EIS from coming back on, is eliminated; and
- Because the operation of the ignition systems (both the magneto and EIS) are returned back to the traditional way aircraft engines are supposed to be operated, pilot operation and aircraft safety are improved.
All of this is explained in the Airplane Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) that accompanies the Switch Panel.