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How Rotax changed the 2 Seater Aircraft market

By on 08/09/2020

The introduction of the Rotax 900 series engines starting in the late 80s was a big game-changer in the 2 seater market. These engines were modern four-stroke engines running on normal car fuel, rather than specialized 100LL aviation fuel. They were half the weight of traditional aircraft engines and cost 1/3 of the price to […]

The Rotax Engine Revolution

By on 27/06/2020

The Rotax Revolution The introduction of the Rotax 900 series engines starting in the late 80s was a big game-changer in the 2 seater market. These engines were modern four-stroke engines running on auto fuel. They were half the weight of traditional aircraft engines and cost 1/3 of the price to purchase. Maintenance was also […]

The Woes and Wonders of Diesel in General Aviation

By on 28/12/2016

  The success of Austrian made Diamond Aircraft in using Diesel engine technology has taught us two things. Firstly that Diesel has a viable future in General Aviation, and secondly that the drive in Diesel development and use will most likely continue to come from Europe. Diesel has already been powering our Civil Aviation Aircraft since the early […]