Lycoming Engines recently hosted Kevin Eldredge, director of business development for Lancair International, last week in Williamsport, Pa. Eldredge flew Lancair’s first customer-delivered Piston Evolution, powered by a Lycoming Integrated Electronic Engine (iE2), into Williamsport for Lycoming to perform engine calibrations and for Lancair to host East Coast test flights. [Read more…]
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Lycoming Engines has been included as part of the Aviation Climate Solutions collection of 100 examples of how the aviation industry is collaborating to cut carbon dioxide emissions and help reduce its impact on climate changer
Lycoming received this recognition for its ion nitriding project, which enabled the company to significantly reduce its environmental impact versus the previous process. [Read more…]
Lycoming Engines has been selected to power the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which is set to return in February 2014.
Each Red Bull Air Race airplane will be powered by a Lycoming Thunderbolt engine, standardized to Red Bull Air Race’s specifications for all 12 pilots participating in the races.
Ostensibly, the industry has been working since the early 1990s towards finding a solution, but efforts didn’t really get serious until a few years ago. [Read more…]
Lycoming Engines will release Service Instruction SI-1070S in the fall, which will add 20 engines to the list of models approved for use on UL 91 unleaded avgas and bringing the total number approved to 55. With the move, Lycoming officials continue to call for UL100 as a fleetwide solution to replacing 100LL.
Q: I have a Lycoming IO-360-A1A on a Mooney E model. My mechanic tells me that there are two timing settings for this engine: 20° and 25° BTC. The engine had been set at 20° BTC and he reset it at 25° BTC. What are the advantages or disadvantages of this timing change? The engine is running slightly warmer and appears to be a bit louder in the cockpit.
DAVID WALKER, via email
Q: I have an O-290-D2 that I am going to use in an Experimental Wag Aero 2+2 that I am building. Although the engine was flying regularly before I removed it from a Pacer and pickled it, I want to open it up to look at the cam. If the cam is pitted, a replacement will be difficult or prohibitively expensive.
Lycoming Engines has applied for approval to use UL 91 unleaded avgas in several of its engine models, including those in the 233, 235, 320 and 360 engine families. Engines in the 540 family will follow as Lycoming completes additional validation, Lycoming officials said.