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Shell Aviation remembers the past, with an eye to the future

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by

Shell Aviation recently supplied the engine oils for a memorial flight that recreated an important aviation event that Shell did the same for 100 years ago. A historic Catalina seaplane landed on Sunday having replicated the 1913 Circuit of Britain,... Continue Reading →

Proposed AD could have devastating effect on GA

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the 1940s to the 1970s, Max Karant was a senior vice president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) who tirelessly and fearlessly fought for the interests of GA. Even though he frequently was blunt... Continue Reading →

Continental responds to proposed AD

Posted on August 21st, 2013 by

AVweb reports that Continental Motors is working to ease concerns about the FAA’s recently proposed airworthiness directive for ECi cylinders, noting that “no Continental Motors factory-new/rebuilt engines or parts are affected.” The post notes that Continental has never used the... Continue Reading →

Centurion production back on track

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by

Continental Motors Group reports that its Technify Motors GmbH division has successfully renewed all EASA certifications required to design, produce and maintain it line of Jet-A fueled Centurion engines. The certification renewal was required as part of the process to complete the acquisition of the... Continue Reading →

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For Lancair International, the future is PT6-powered

Posted on August 17th, 2013 by

For Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture was an especially ideal venue to showcase the iconic PT6 engine, celebrating its 50th anniversary. For both P&WC and the aviation community, it’s an occasion to look back on 50 years... Continue Reading →

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 →