The FAA recently certified Diamond Aircraft’s Austro Engine AE300. The jet-fuel burning, 170-hp turbo-diesel piston engine offers single lever thrust control, electronic engine management and monitoring, and independence from leaded fuels, Diamond officials said.
The engine, developed by Austro Engine in collaboration with MB Technology GmbH (Mercedes Benz) and Bosch General Aviation Technology GmbH, features the “very latest in high pressure common rail fuel injection technology, offering even better specific fuel consumption than the first generation turbo-diesel engines originally used by Diamond,” officials added.
FAA certification of the AE300 paves the way of the DA42 NG. That certification is expected in the third quarter of this year.
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