At Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma, we offer the following Aircraft Starter services and parts:

  • Overhaul
  • Repair
  • Exchange
  • Bench Test
  • Factory Reman
  • New

What is an Aircraft Starter?

The purpose of the starter, as referred to when speaking about internal combustion aircraft engines, is to rotate the engine through the first few cycles until the engine can operate under its own power. Early 1900’s aviation engines were started by hand and later by electricity. A few even used an explosive cartridge!

Vincent Bendix in 1914 designed the 3 spline “screw” method of engaging and retracting the driving gear that turns the airplane engine. He got the Eclipse Machine Company to manufacture his invention. This is still one of the methods used today. In 1920, he patented the engine starter. By 1929 Bendix branched into aeronautics.

Bendix aviation starters are our specialty, we feel they are one of the best designed starters ever made. Our customer service and aircraft technical assistance department is always happy to help troubleshoot. Customer satisfaction is at the top of our list.


Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma handles Aircraft Starters from the following manufacturers:

  • Bendix
  • Delco Remy
  • Hartzell Engine Technologies
  • Jack & Heintz
  • Lear Siegler
  • Lamar
  • Prestolite
  • SkyTec
  • Teledyne


Wondering what to expect when you trust Aircraft Accessories with your next aircraft starter project? Our talented team of starter specialists will gladly provide you with a custom quote on request. For general questions, or to request a free quote, call or message us today.

Have Additional Questions on the Aircraft Starter Overhaul Process?

Give us a call or email today – our experienced team is ready to go above and beyond to get you back in the air sooner.
Jeff Bowen – Aircraft Starter Expert