FAA Grants STC For Pure Electronic Ignition | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **
** Airborne 04.16.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.16.14 **
** Airborne 04.14.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.14.14 **

Tue, Jul 26, 2011

FAA Grants STC For Pure Electronic Ignition

Computerized Ignition Can Be Installed In Certified Aircraft

The first FAA Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for a pure electronic general aviation piston engine ignition system has been granted to Electroair for its first to advance ignition.  The initial STC, announced at AirVenture Monday, is engine specific for all Lycoming four cylinder engines installed on Cessna Aircraft – additional airframe eligibility will be added over the next few months. This STC allows installation of Electroair’s proprietary computerized ignition system in certificated aircraft.

Significant performance and economy improvements have been documented in use of Electroair’s ignition systems, over 2,500 of which have been previously installed in experimental aircraft. With issuance of the FAA STC, virtually all certificated general aviation aircraft will be able to enjoy the power and fuel economy the systems provide.

The Electroair electronic ignition system replaces one magneto with the following: an RPM measurement device, a manifold pressure sensor and a high output coil all controlled by a sophisticated and versatile controller to advance timing according to altitude and provide a significantly hotter, longer duration spark than previously available. Aircraft spark plugs are approved.

“Under the leadership of the Chicago Small Aircraft Directorate, the FAA provided tremendous support and careful guidance in our two-year long testing and documentation process, leading to the design approval,” said lectroair President, Michael Kobylik.

Industry sources see the very flexible electronic ignition system, perfected by Electroair as part of the answer to changes in future aviation fuel and a way to achieve large improvements in fuel consumption and performance enhancements right now.  Electroair anticipates obtaining STCs for all six cylinder Continental and Lycoming engines over the next several months.

FMI: www.electroair.net

 


Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporat>[...]

Aero-TV: Dual GPS Solutions -- Maps, Weather, And Traffic To Your EFB Devices

Dual Boasts GPS Support for iOS or Android Platforms While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell met with Greg Lukins, Vice President of Business D>[...]

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporat>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.19.14)

The Art Of Airsickness Bags Have you succumbed to the unbridled joy of Air Sickness Bag Collecting? Do you have vomit fever (or, fever-induced vomiting)? Are you ever considering b>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.14): Navigable Airspace

Airspace at and above the minimum flight altitudes prescribed in the CFRs including airspace needed for safe takeoff and landing.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC