Air Power offers the full range of Continental gasoline engines. Customers will be able to request quotes, engine customization, and place orders through direct links from the Continental website and using dedicated phone lines. [Read more…]
The FAA has issued a request for comments on a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain models of Lycoming engines.
The AD, which requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings, was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs), according to FAA officials.
While the AD became effective Aug. 15, 2017, the FAA still wants to hear from the general aviation community. [Read more…]
At this year’s SUN ‘n FUN, visitors saw a fuel truck with Swift Fuels emblazoned on its side.
It was there to promote the company’s unleaded UL94 avgas, the first of the company’s products to make it to market.
“We introduced the 94 fuel two and a half years ago to make it clear that this stuff is doable,” said CEO Chris D’Acosta. “People shouldn’t think, ‘Oh my God, is it going to be some weird thing?’ It’s not. It’s just unleaded fuel, that’s all. Airplanes still perform like airplanes.” [Read more…]
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — After years of development, EPS has “frozen” the design for the Graflight 8 diesel that is being taken through the FAA’s engine certification process.
Company officials note they have reached the conformity stage, which requires the development of an engine assembled with parts that conform to precise drawing and quality standards. [Read more…]
WACO, Texas — Blackhawk Modifications is developing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that will allow the installation and operation of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engine to replace the existing PT6A-60A engines on the King Air 350 model.
The Blackhawk program, called the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade, is currently installed on Blackhawk’s King Air 350 that will be used as the STC test aircraft during the experimental flight process. Blackhawk anticipates receiving the STC in the second quarter of 2017. [Read more…]