SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Engine Components International (ECi) now offers complete engine assembly and run-in testing.
The new engine assembly program offers owners a complete engine, built and run-in, ready for installation in their airframe. Owners have many options to choose from, beginning with the base engine model, displacement, crankshaft and crankcase configurations, cylinder bore finish, piston compression ratio, and accessories, according to company officials.
The standard TITAN paint scheme is a signature gloss black with silver cylinders fins, but if the customer wants another paint color, “…ECi is open to discuss that too. It’s all about what the customer wants. It’s his/her engine, so we want them to be involved and proud of their engine,” said Tim Morland, General Manager for ECi.
ECi began selling complete Lycoming-style O-320 and O-360 engine kits in 1995 globally. Since then more than 1,600 engine kits have been built. Engine series range from the certified market O-320 and -360 series to the experimental IOX-/OX-320, -340, -360, -370 series.
“We knew we would have in-house capabilities to build engines for immediate installation in airframes at one point; this point in time just seems to be the perfect time to initiate the program. ECi is growing in new market segments; we’re distributing many globally recognized product lines including OEM and other PMA product lines. Building engines just seems to fit right in with our new holistic mission,” says Morland.
ECi offers several complete assembled engine series. The first engine built in the in-house facility was the TITAN Performance Series IOX-720 for Kevin Eldredge, racing in the Reno Air Races 2012.
Orders are being scheduled now. Engine specifications are available at ECi.aero.