The fuel-injected 4-cylinder powerplant is an economical option to replace the original engine at TBO for 180 horsepower Cessna 172 R and S models, according to company officials.
The Prime IO-370-DA3A delivers 180 horsepower, includes roller tappets, and comes with a recommended TBO of 2,200 hours that extends to 2,400 hours for high utilization aircraft, officials added.
The STC includes the engine, a Bendix impulse coupled ignition system to provide improved starting and reduced magneto maintenance, a starter, fuel system, and associated STC paperwork to complete the installation on Cessna 172s currently using a Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine. The STC is priced at $27,226.
The complete kit is available to order, with deliveries starting in September 2019.