How does an air starter use air to start an engine? The answer to this question lies in the type of motor an air starter is equipped with. There are two types of motors that dominate the industry: vane motors and turbine motors.
For land-based reciprocating and turbine engines, the term “Air Start” generically refers to a type of engine starting system. The main component of this system, from which it derives its name, is the Air Starter.