In several of my previous columns, I have proposed that part of the problem with general aviation is the lack of new technology in piston-powered aircraft.
The fact that the engines are based on 1930s and 1940s technology means that many of today’s future pilots do not relate to their operating systems.
I proposed that manufacturers adapt technology from the automotive world to new aviation engines. I have received a lot of responses. The two most common are “Do you know how much that will cost?” and “Pilots prefer the old tried and proven engines.”[Read more…]