OSHKOSH — Sonex Aircraft began accepting orders on opening day of AirVenture for the AeroVee Turbo, with deliveries to commence in the fourth quarter of 2014. The AeroVee Turbo is rated as a 100-horsepower engine at sea level, and yields “significant performance enhancement” to the Sonex line of aircraft, according to company officials.
Savvy Aviator has introduced FEVA — Failing Exhaust Valve Analytics — which provides advance warning of failing exhaust valves in piston aircraft engines equipped with a digital engine monitor.
Q: I just purchased a 1978 Citabria 7ECA with a Lycoming O-235-C1. Just had my first oil change done — it has no oil filter! Just one, maybe two, screens. Are these screens just as effective if I change my oil every 25 hours? Should I add an oil filter? Is that even possible? I run Phillips X/C and CamGuard. Your thoughts?
Jimmy Schramm, Tampa, Fla.
Blackhawk Modifications is celebrating two milestones — the company’s 15-year anniversary and the upcoming completion of its 500th aircraft upgrade.
SMYRNA, Tenn. — Just three months after completion of its second Power90 conversion to the GE H80 Engines, Smyrna Air Center reports the STC has been amended to allow for an increase of the Max Gross Takeoff Weight (MGTW) for the King Air C90 and E90 with the GE H80 engines installed.
The amendment increases the King Air C90 to 10,410 Max Ramp weight and 10,350 Max Gross Takeoff Weight. The King Air E90 is amended to 10,560 Max Ramp Weight and 10,500 Max Gross Takeoff Weight.
Ameritech Industries, the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller, has named Northland Aviation Services in Fairbanks and Seaplanes North in Anchorage are new sales and distribution centers in Alaska.
Dallas Airmotive has chosen a site at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as the location for its 30,000-square-foot advanced test facility.
As a part of its new 175,000-square-foot hangar construction project in Lincoln, Nebraska, Duncan Aviation is dedicating 4,050 square feet just to engines. And according to James Prater, manager of turbine engine services, when you double shop space, good things happen.
Continental Motors Group (CMG) reports that its Centurion diesel engine fleet has reached 4 million hours of flight time logged.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems.