In anticipation of the advanced technology it will soon unleash on the market and to provide a higher level of aftermarket support to legacy engines, Lycoming Engines has launched its first network of Lycoming Authorized Service Centers.
As a requirement to applying for Authorized Service Center (ASC) designation, facilities must meet specified equipment and facility requirements, maintain required staff training levels, meet or exceed required levels of quality and professionalism and be capable of handling fly-in customers, according to Lycoming officials.
“These standards were set to identify only the best-trained, best-operated service centers,” says Mike Everhart, Lycoming director of distribution management & customer service. “By identifying and working with shops that meet or exceed our standards, we are building a quality customer support network of dependable, honest, competent and professional service providers that will be known for their technical capabilities and the highest standards associated with the Lycoming brand.”
Lycoming will support its Authorized Service Centers with online training programs and by making them the exclusive source for service and support of Lycoming’s soon-to-be available advanced technology — the new iE2 (integrated electronic engine) and the new IO-233-LSA Light Sport Engine.
Lycoming Authorized Service Centers will also be the primary source of Lycoming Echelon STCs, Lycoming’s own supplemental type certificate program to upgrade legacy aircraft with modern powerplants.
Lycoming has approved 27 Authorized Service Centers to date, including Executive Flyers Aviation of North Andover, Mass., and Yingling Aviation of Wichita, Kan. Executive Flyers Aviation is the maintenance facility of Lycoming-sponsored aerobatic pilot and Red Bull Air Race competitor Michael Goulian. Yingling Aviation is a Cessna affiliate in operation since 1946.
For more information: 570-327-7177 or Lycoming.com.