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Mistral Engines announces significant advancements towards certifying its revolutionary 300hp multi-fuel rotary engine

Company also announces that thanks to high amount of ordering request from key aviation markets it will restart taking pre-orders for experimental engine series  

MISTRAL Engines has announced that the company has made significant advancements in its efforts to receive the FAA certification for its all-new, 300 horsepower, G-300 rotary aircraft engine.

"We are extremely pleased with the progress that our engineering and development team has made in recent months on the G-300 engine," said Philippe Durr, CEO, MISTRAL Engines. "We have the engine mounted on a Maule MX-7 flight test aircraft and it is currently undergoing ground power tests at our U.S. base in DeLand, Florida."

Durr also stated that concurrently with the pending flight tests the company's engineering team is about to successfully finish the structural testing in the US. The company is also testing extensively its proprietary Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system achieving very positive results so far. Engine endurance tests are also scheduled to begin in the third-quarter of this year.

Philippe Durr said that he and the entire MISTRAL team would also like to thank the company's shareholders. "Without their initial and continued support and belief in our project, we wouldn't be as close to achieving these significant milestones," he said.

The normally aspirated MISTRAL G-300 is a revolutionary three rotor engine that is intended to bridge the current performance, reliability and cost gap between current piston and turbine engines. The company states that the new engine series "will deliver a responsible solution to the environmental, social and economic challenges faced by general aviation in the 21st century."

Mr. Durr also said that because of the G-300's many advantages over traditional piston engine technology like: multi-fuel, electronically controlled, vibration-free and liquid cooled; the company is seeing significant interest from aircraft, helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturers around the world.

"Because of our confidence that we will receive FAA type certification for the G-300 within the year, we will be accepting advanced delivery pre-orders for the experimental version of both the G-200 and G-300 engines beginning at AERO Friedrichshafen," Durr said. "We are already in active talks with a number of world-class aircraft overhaul facilities about obtaining FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STC's) for our engines on popular general aviation aircraft."

The company has also announced a strong presence at European and U.S. trade shows for 2010. The MISTRAL Engines will have its innovative rotary aircraft engines on display at AERO in Friedrichshafen, EBACE in Geneva, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh and AOPA Aviation Summit.

Press release issued by Mistral Engines SA on March 31, 2010


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