NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems reports it is making steady progress in its push toward FAA certification.
The company, which completed ground and flight tests on two concept engines last spring, has incorporated a number of refinements in the first pre-production engine, which recently passed the 100-hour mark in ground tests. [Read more…]
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) mounted the first in a series of pre-production diesel engines on a test stand, and turned the key on Sept. 20.
“The engine started smoothly and ran great,” said Michael Fuchs, president and CEO. “We will begin the testing procedures tomorrow.” [Read more…]
As he sat in the hospital room with his wife and new son, he remembers getting an email that a project had posted to the new website, which helps aircraft owners find shops to overhaul their engines.
“Then another and another,” he recalls. “I checked my Analytics and it showed my website was loaded up with users all posting projects. By the time things settled, I had received 450 visitors from GeneralAviationNews.com and $1.2 million of overhaul projects in a day. This was the point that all my work over the last year came to life. The invention became real.”
“That was an emotional day for me — my son was born, and my business was born,” he added. [Read more…]