ICON A5 to Be Powered by Recently Announced Fuel-Injected Rotax 912 iS Engine | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Most Recent Daily Airborne

Airborne On ANN

Airborne On YouTube/Hi-Def/Mac Friendly

Monday

Airborne 01.26.15

Airborne 01.26.15

Tuesday

Airborne 01.27.15

Airborne 01.27.15

Wednesday

Airborne 01.28.15

Airborne 01.28.15

Thursday

Airborne 01.29.15

Airborne 01.29.15

Friday

Airborne 01.30.15

Airborne 01.30.15

Sat, Jul 14, 2012

ICON A5 to Be Powered by Recently Announced Fuel-Injected Rotax 912 iS Engine

Company Has Deposits For 750 Airplanes

ICON Aircraft announced that its A5 Light Sport Aircraft will be powered by the new Rotax 912 iS engine.  The two companies collaborated during the development of both the Rotax 912 iS engine and the A5 to ensure a seamless integration of the new Rotax.  The new fuel-injected powerplant will be the launch engine initially available in the A5, for which ICON has taken over 750 deposits.

“We’re excited to be able to incorporate BRP-Powertrain's new fuel-injected Rotax 912 iS engine in the A5,” said Matthew Gionta, ICON Aircraft’s VP of Engineering.  “Not only does the engine improve fuel efficiency compared to the carbureted Rotax 912 ULS engine, but it’s simpler to operate, which places fewer demands on the pilot.  The elimination of the choke and carburetor heat means the pilot has less to worry about and can focus more on flying and having fun.  Coupled with their proven reputation for reliability, the Rotax 912 iS engine will be an essential part of an enjoyable and trouble-free A5 ownership experience.”

BRP-Powertrain reports that the Rotax 912 iS will deliver between 38% and 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable engines.  Its electronic fuel-injection contributes to this efficiency and is a completely redundant system to provide an extra margin of safety.  The four-stroke, four-cylinder engine maintains the 100hp output and 2,000-hour time between overhaul (TBO) of the carbureted Rotax 912 ULS.  Like the Rotax 912 ULS, the Rotax 912 iS engine can run on both aviation fuel and automotive gasoline.

“We’re proud that ICON Aircraft has chosen the new Rotax 912 iS engine for the highly anticipated ICON A5 amphibian,” said François Tremblay, director of the aircraft engine business at BRP.  “BRP shares ICON’s uncompromising commitment to create truly outstanding powersports products that deliver an exceptional user experience.  We also share ICON’s vision to increase consumer accessibility to flying by reducing the complexity. The new Rotax 912 iS engine does exactly that. Furthermore, the exceptional reliability of our engines and the extensive Rotax service network will ensure that A5 owners enjoy reduced complexity on the ground as well as in flight.”

FMI: www.iconaircraft.com


Advertisement

More News

Citizen Scientists Lead Astronomers To Mystery Objects In Space

'Yellow Balls' Discovered By Volunteers Studying Spitzer Images Sometimes it takes a village to find new and unusual objects in space. Volunteers scanning tens of thousands of star>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.01.15)

"While this star formed a long time ago, in fact before most of the stars in the Milky Way, we have no indication that any of these planets have now or ever had life on them. At th>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.15): Final Approach Fix

Final Approach Fix The fix from which the final approach (IFR) to an airport is executed and which identifies the beginning of the final approach segment. It is designated on Gover>[...]

Air Ambulance Market Size, Vendor Landscape Analyzed In New Report

New Global Air Ambulance Research Report Shows Projected Growth Of Nearly Ten Percent The Global Air Ambulance market is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of>[...]

US Navy Approves F/A-18 IRST System For Production

Long-Range Sensor System Demonstrated Production Readiness On Super Hornet The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track (IRST) system, developed and integrated by Boeing and L>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC