Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) is reporting it achieved a peak fuel economy of 30.7 miles per gallon in a Full Authority Digital Electronic Controlled (FADEC) piston engine aircraft. The fuel economy demonstration flight consisted of two legs of 339.3 nautical miles each. The flight was conducted in a Diamond DA20 powered by a TCM IOF240 FADEC controlled engine. The flight covered a 678.6 NM roundtrip route from Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Alabama to Craig Municipal Airport in Jacksonville, Florida.
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