Lycoming Engines reports that two of its Integrated Electronic Engines (iE2) have been installed on Tecnam’s P2012 Traveller test aircraft. Roll-out of this next generation, 11-seat, twin piston engine aircraft is due in February 2016, and its first flight is scheduled for June 2016.
Lycoming’s iE2 engine, which officials call the company’s flagship technology, is an engine and engine control concept designed from the ground up to be electronically controlled.
The iE2 system features a continuously optimizing multi-port fuel injection system for optimum power and fuel consumption performance, company officials said. The electronically controlled system enables operators to realize reduced maintenance costs and increased availability while simultaneously reducing pilot workload. Added to this is the ability of the engine control unit to continuously monitor and report engine performance.
The Lycoming-powered Tecnam P2012 Traveller is designed to comply with both FAR part 23 and EASA CS-23. The aircraft is currently undergoing extensive testing of its fuselage, wings and empennages.