Lycoming Engines To Conduct On-site Training Seminars At EAA AirVenture

July 25, 2005

Oshkosh, WI (EAA AirVenture, Booth 177-180) – July 25-31, 2005 – Lycoming Engines will offer free training sessions in piston engine care and maintenance at its booth during EAA AirVenture. The training schedule will include two daily demonstrations in general maintenance procedures and will include instruction on engine assembly and disassembly.

"As a premier manufacturer of piston engines for general aviation, we're proud to offer this kind of consumer training," said Lycoming's vice president and general manager Ian Walsh. "The AirVenture show is the perfect venue for this type of seminar. It's an opportunity to interact directly with customers but more importantly, it's an opportunity to educate customers about the importance of recurring and non-recurring maintenance of their engines. The more you know about your engine, the better performance you can achieve with your aircraft."

All seminars are free and open to the public. The schedule will run as follows:

Monday, July 25
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Engine Disassembly; 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Engine Assembly

Tuesday, July 26:
9:30-11:30 a.m. Engine Disassembly; 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Lubrication System

Wednesday, July 27:
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Engine Assembly; 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Induction System and Carburetors

Thursday, July 28:
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Engine Disassembly; 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Ignition System

Friday, July 29:
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Engine Assembly; 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Turbocharging

Saturday, July 30:
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Engine Disassembly; 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Fuel Injectors

Lycoming is an operating division of Textron's Avco Corporation subsidiary, specializing in manufacture and support of piston aircraft engines. Lycoming piston engines power more than half of the world's general aviation fleet –both rotary-wing and fixed-wing. Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 44,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Jacobsen, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.lycoming.textron.com.

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