While general aviation sales have been slow in 2009, a growing number of pilots seem to be OK with cranking up the power and pouring on the speed with a Thunderbolt engine from Lycoming Engines, the company said on June 11.
In the first four months of 2009, sales of Thunderbolt engines, Lycoming’s line of custom experimental powerplants, climbed beyond sales for all of 2008, which had been the company’s best sales year for the engines. From January through April 2009, Thunderbolt sales increased 16% over Thunderbolt sales for the entire year of 2008.
“Thunderbolt engines provide custom solutions that meet the demands of aerobatic and experimental pilots, and customers who want something more from their engines – whether it’s horsepower or capability,” said Jeff Schans, Lycoming’s manager of Thunderbolt sales.
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