NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — In spite of some challenges, EPS Diesel reports it is continuing to move closer to certification of the Graflight 8 engine.
The company now expects to complete the requirements for a Type Certificate in 2018. [Read more…]
GE Aviation‘s Advanced Turboprop engine successfully completed its first engine test run at GE Aviation’s facility in Prague, Czech Republic, Dec. 22, 2017.
According to GE Aviation officials, it is the first clean-sheet turboprop engine to hit the business and general aviation (BGA) market in more than 30 years. [Read more…]
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…]