StandardAero and Hampton Aviation recently signed a three-year Authorized Service Center agreement for PT6A engine services that will provide King Air owners the advantage of one-stop shop services for engine and airframe services. [Read more…]
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — After years of development, EPS has “frozen” the design for the Graflight 8 diesel that is being taken through the FAA’s engine certification process.
Company officials note they have reached the conformity stage, which requires the development of an engine assembled with parts that conform to precise drawing and quality standards. [Read more…]
WACO, Texas — Blackhawk Modifications is developing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that will allow the installation and operation of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engine to replace the existing PT6A-60A engines on the King Air 350 model.
The Blackhawk program, called the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade, is currently installed on Blackhawk’s King Air 350 that will be used as the STC test aircraft during the experimental flight process. Blackhawk anticipates receiving the STC in the second quarter of 2017. [Read more…]
MOBILE, Ala. — Continental Motors Group will consolidate all manufacturing operations into its manufacturing centers in Alabama and Germany.
As a result, the manufacturing of CMG’s line of OEM quality FAA approved parts for Lycoming engines, as well as the full line of Titan Experimental and Certified engines that are currently produced in CMG’s San Antonio, Texas, facility, will be transferred, according to company officials. [Read more…]
AVweb is reporting that the FAA has issued its final rule on the controversial airworthiness directive that will require the replacement of cylinders on 6,200 high-displacement Continental engines. The AD, which takes effect Sept. 15, scraps thousands of aftermarket cylinders made by ECi.
According to the AVweb report, the AD caused a storm of protest from owners, engine shops and manufacturers and prompted a long consultation process by the FAA. Even the NTSB opposed the scope and breadth of the AD. In the end, after several modifications, the FAA determined that the 6,200 engines will need all their cylinders replaced at a total cost of $88.5 million for U.S. owners, or about $11,520 per engine. Read the full AVweb report here.
StandardAero, with support from its in-house Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) delegation, has obtained an Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-140 engine upgrades on Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft.
The upgrade program includes the removal of P&WC’s PT6A-114/114A engine and replacement/installation of a P&WC PT6A-140 model engine. [Read more…]
Soloy Aviation Solutions was one of the sponsors of a July 12 record-setting non- stop fuel efficiency flight of 848 nautical miles that lasted over nine hours and burned a mere 56 gallons of fuel.
The aircraft used to achieve the flight was a Cessna 182 Skylane that featured an SMA SR305-230 compression ignition (diesel) engine powered by a 50-50 blend of biofuel comprised of Camelina plant seed oil with petroleum Jet-A fuel. [Read more…]
GUNSKIRCHEN, Austria — Last year, as part of the 40-year celebration of BRP’s Rotax brand of aircraft engines, the company launched a contest to find the oldest certified Rotax aircraft engine in operation.
The winner was Kenneth Gates from Colorado, who owns a Super Dimona equipped with a Rotax 912 A certified engine. His aircraft engine with the serial number 36351 was produced in 1991 and is still in operation. [Read more…]