Our state-of-the-art Air Starter is the preferred replacement equipment for the United States Air Force (USAF).

Gearbox-cmyk- M ated to our improved coupling, Atec now provides the full solution to no-slip, no-bind air starts. The 129-8000-1 Starter Drive Assembly provides a rotational force for starting the F100-PW-100, F100-PW-220E, F100-PW-229 series aircraft engines by compressed air. It is a form, fit, and function replacement for the 103-3018-1 Drive Assembly. It mounts to the gearbox batwing on ground-based thrust stands; for overhead thrust stands we mount the starter on the bellmouth mount assembly.


  • Made from aluminum billet vs. casting
  • Gearbox envelope clears the F100-PW-229 engine inlet fan components
  • Simplified engagement shaft system
  • High-speed roller bearings
  • No external springs
  • Requires no maintenance other than annual lubricant change
  • Mounts to overhead adapters & A/M37T-20 ground-based test stands
  • Increased corrosion resistance
  • Case material dissipates heat quickly
  • Optional port for oil-mist system

Gear box w engine

Gear box