To learn more about the latest engine technologies, Senior Editor Thomas F. Norton will be looking at the newest engines and talking with engine manufacturing executives at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh during the last week of July.
After Oshkosh, he plans to tell our readers what he learned from those conversations and his close-up, hands-on study of the engines.
Curiosity may be highest about the GE/Honda jet engine, so he will do his best to tell you what’s going on there and at Williams, a long-time builder of small and efficient jet engines and, almost certainly, the keenest rival of the GE/Honda relationship.
Among the companies he plans to visit are Continental; DeltaHawk and its innovative aircraft diesel, now flying experimentally; and Innodyne, to check progress on it small turbines. He’ll get an update on what is now the REV liquid-cooled engine spun off from Bombardier; and he’ll have a look at Lycoming’s newest technologies, of course.
He also plans to learn as much as possible about the new Mistral electronically controlled, multi-fuel engines out of Switzerland by way of Daytona Beach, and he’ll report the latest from independent ECi and from Superior, newly merged with Thielert. He’ll also bring you the latest product news from GAMI, along with that company’s usual tips for efficient flying, and he’ll look in on SMA and Jabiru as well.
Watch for these and other reports in the issues following Oshkosh.