More On SMA’s Diesel, As The Company Continues To Pursue The GA Marketplace | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 05.18.17

Airborne
05.22.17

Airborne
05.23.17

Airborne
05.24.17

Airborne
05.25.17

Airborne
05.19.17

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 05.18.17

Airborne
05.22.17

Airborne
05.23.17

Airborne
05.24.17

Airborne
05.25.17

Airborne
05.19.17

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17

XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview -- www.allthingsunmanned.com

Fri, Jul 27, 2012

More On SMA’s Diesel, As The Company Continues To Pursue The GA Marketplace

CEO Thierry Hurtes  Sees  A Potentially Growing The Family Of Engines

By Anthony Liberatore

In a news conference at AirVenture on Tuesday, SMA CEO Thierry Hurtes announced Cessna Aircraft Company will be launch customer for SMA's SR305-230E Engine for the Cessna Turbo Skylane NXT aircraft. While that was breaking news by itself, there was more revealed in the news conference on the engine and the direction SMA maybe heading as the continue pursue the General Aviation marketplace. One of the design features of this direct drive Diesel of 230 shp is that it maintains constant power up to 10,000 ft. Another feature of this Single lever Control Engine is that in the rare event of a ECU (engine control unit) failure, the mechanical fuel supply system becomes directly controlled by the pilot in SMA's manual backup mode.

When asked about the marketing of the SR305-230E and if SMA would pursue a dual track of working with OEM's to integrate it into their production airframes as well as pursue the Engine Retrofit STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) marketplace Hurtes (pictured) said “The intention is to support the community through contracts like this one, with integrated cells with OEM's that's intention with our partners, this is what did with Cessna.” While going forward SMA will only focus on the OEM market, Hurtes noted they will fully support the existing SMA SR 305-230-1 that are in the field under a STC for Cessna 182's.

When asked it their would be growth variants based on this now proven architecture, that is potentially 2, 6 and 8 cylinder variants Hurtes said “It's obvious that a configuration of that kind you have the intention to grow the family, OK, well I have a brother and 2 kids so it is no more than that, (the audience responded with laughter). Speak about growing the family growing, growing, probably a more up than down, probably probably. Whether it is to provide more thrust with this one, which is possible, or to provide more thrust with an assortment of another, that is in our minds, the market will ask for it if necessary.”

FMI: www.smaengines.com

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 05.18.17: Drone-Jumping!, AMA Sightings Report, King Schools

Also: DJI Smart TV App, Huerta: Unmanned Aircraft 'Good News Story', XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview Ya had to see it to believe it... An ingenious Latvian UAS operation has pulled o>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17: Courts Nix Model Regs, Autonymous Flt, WATT 300

Also: King Schools Update, Kittyhawk APP, Robird And Integrated Drone Solutions, ICAO Drone Tracking The unmanned community got a bit of a jolt late last week when the US Court of >[...]

Airborne 05.24.17: Snowbird Update, New K-MAX, Spirit Pilots Express 'Regret'

Also: Kyle Franklin, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, SpaceX, Citation Longitude, ACSS ODA, Embraer JetWave, Boeing-Saudi As previously reported, the Canadian Snowbirds precision demonst>[...]

Airborne 05.23.17: Icon A5 NTSB Report, Product Certification, GE9X Testing

Also: UAL Cockpit Doors, NAHI 2017, Drone Database, Manual Flying Skills, Heli-Theft, Runway Extension, New SecAF The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident invo>[...]

Airborne 05.24.17: Snowbird Update, New K-MAX, Spirit Pilots Express 'Regret'

Also: Kyle Franklin, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, SpaceX, Citation Longitude, ACSS ODA, Embraer JetWave, Boeing-Saudi As previously reported, the Canadian Snowbirds precision demonst>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC