The beginning of the Fuelcraft line starts with responding to the needs of our customers. In an expanding partnership with Lycoming, the company that is now Hartzell Engine Technologies developed a complete line of engine-driven fuel pumps for their fuel-injected and geared engines. Fuelcraft pumps have been OEM at Lycoming ever since. Our designs provide a reliable platform that can be expanded to meet the needs of other engine developers.
We manufacture three classes of pumps, which all feature innovative design advancements from prior-generation units. Fuelcraft abandoned steel vanes commonly used in old pump designs with a proprietary carbon material. The new lightweight, low-friction carbon vanes reduce wear on the pump liner, adding life to an expensive replacement part during overhaul. Tolerances of our vanes and liners are tightly controlled in order to deliver low-pressure fluctuations and stable pump performance. Fuelcraft pumps also have an integral bypass system, that allows the electric boost pump to supply fuel to the engine on start-up and if an in-flight problem with the pump should ever occur.
Fuelcraft pump quality is a result of highly evolved designs being produced and tested by skilled technicians on advanced equipment.