FAA proposes AD that could cost aircraft owners millions

Posted on August 12th, 2013 by

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The FAA has proposed an Airworthiness Directive (AD) to limit the allowable time-in-service of more than 30,000 TITAN brand 520- and 550-series cylinder assemblies installed on about 6,000 Continental IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550 and IOF-550 engines. The... Continue Reading →

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EPS acquires Cirrus SR22s as test bed for diesel engine; Dick Rutan named test pilot

Posted on July 31st, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — Engineered Propulsion Systems of New Richmond, Wisconsin, reports it has acquired two Cirrus SR22 aircraft that will become the test beds for airworthiness certification of EPS’s new Vision 350 diesel engine. Continue Reading →

Engine Components debuts STC’d O-340

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH, Wisc. – San Antonio-based Engine Components (ECi) debuted the third in its Titan 340 Stroker series engine here on Monday. The new STC’d version follows Experimental and ASTM versions of the engine. “The 340 fits the same weight, size... Continue Reading →

Continental’s Chinese parent company buys Thielert assets

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by

AVIC International Holding Corp. (AVIC International), the Chinese-based company that purchased Continental Motors in 2011, has purchased the diesel aircraft engine and manufacturing assets of the former Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (Thielert). Continue Reading →

iStart debuts

Posted on July 16th, 2013 by

iStart Partners has introduced the iStart system, an electronically controlled aircraft piston engine starting system that automates the delivery of fuel during engine startup. Continue Reading →

‘Trial offer’ maintenance plan launched for Honeywell engines

Posted on July 13th, 2013 by

Propulsion International has introduced a trial offer introductory option coupled to a guaranteed “not-to-exceed CAM/Overhaul price” on its Honeywell-backed Group Maintenance Plan (GMP) for TPE-331-series turboprop engines. Continue Reading →

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EPS progressing towards engine certification

Posted on July 9th, 2013 by

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems reports “significant technical progress” in the development of its new water-cooled Vision 350 flat V, 350-hp diesel engine for general aviation. Continue Reading →

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The father of electric-powered flight

Posted on June 6th, 2013 by

“When I want something for myself, I make it a project.” That’s how Randall Fishman, a retired jeweler from New Jersey, explains his entry into the world of electric-powered flight. His journey began in the late 1970s when he was... Continue Reading →

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Plane-Power debuts high-power alternator

Posted on May 27th, 2013 by

GRANBURY, Texas — Plane-Power, Ltd. has received FAA approval of its newest lightweight, high-power aircraft alternator. Continue Reading →

What are the best options for overhaul?

Posted on May 8th, 2013 by

Q: My question seeks your advice about an overhaul on our Lycoming O-320-H2AD. As background, we have a 1980 C172N that’s been owned since new. It’s always been hangared, never been a flying club or training airplane, is not used... Continue Reading →