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BRP reveals even better fuel economy for Rotax 912 iS aircraft engines than initially believed

BRP released information that field results on its new Rotax 912 iS aircraft engine revealed a fuel economy of 36% better than the 912 ULS engine compared to the 21% improvement announced last year when the engine was launched. BRP made the announcement during a press conference at the AERO in Friedrichshafen, Germany, one of the most prestigious shows for general aviation.

In 2012, BRP launched the Rotax 912 iS engine and began deliveries in the spring. So far 22 aircraft OEMs have completed the “design-in” of the Rotax 912 iS engine that is now available on 26 different aircraft types.

Real-life flight results are showing an improved fuel economy of up to 36% (vs. the Rotax 912 ULS engine) compared to the 21% improvement mentioned at its launch last year. The Rotax 912 iS engine automatically improves its fuel efficiency by switching into a lean ECO mode once the throttle is pulled back after the aircraft's start and climb phases. This results in lower operating costs. Also, the improved emission footprint due to lower CO2 emission levels (-38% to -70%) is an additional benefit compared to other aircraft engines.

While this is one of the Rotax 912 iS engine's key benefits, there are others to consider.  Safety: no carburetor icing, the engine can self-diagnose and log data.  Simplicity: no choke is needed for starting, no carburetor synchronization required until

200 hours.  State-of-the-art technology: CANaero bus interface provides all engine data digitally to

glass cockpits.

Positive feedback has poured in over the last few months. “Feedback from the field is essential for the continued development of our engines,” stated Francois Tremblay, director, Sales & Marketing, Rotax Aircraft Engines. "BRP's main focus is the continuous improvement of our Rotax engines to maintain the best engines in its class."

R.E.S.T. (Rotax Extended Service Terms)

BRP introduces two new warranty extension programs to its customers. The “1-Year Plus” program that includes one year warranty extension or 200 additional flight hours, whichever comes first, and the “Full TBO” program which means three years additional warranty or reaching of TBO (Time Before Overhaul) of 2,000 flight hours, whichever comes first.

Press release issued by BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG on April 26, 2013


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