Lycoming Engines Announces New Customized Engine Program

April 05, 2006

Williamsport, PA – April 5, 2006 – Lycoming Engines announced the unveiling of its new customized engine capability, Thunderbolt Engines.

Thunderbolt Engines exemplifies the innovative spirit of Lycoming's Advanced Technology Center (ATC) as well as its goal to provide multiple engine configuration options, based on the specific needs of individual aircraft builders. Product offerings will include engines ranging from the rugged O-235 to the legendary IO-720. Customers will choose from a variety of available fuel systems, ignition systems, and performance enhancements including component balancing, cylinder flow matching, increased compression, tuned induction, and turbocharging. Finishing options will include chrome and custom colors. Jon A. Delamarter is the manager of Thunderbolt Engines. To place an order or for further information, please call: (570) 327-7115.

In 2005, Lycoming announced the formation of its new on-site research and development facility, the Advanced Technology Center (ATC). Lycoming Engines, a leader in general aviation piston engines, created the center as part of its vision to become the premier aviation engine company recognized for its products, innovation and customer service. The ATC is located in the Williamsport facility where cutting-edge technology, R&D, and advancements in engine designs, parts, and materials are the focus of Lycoming engineers.

"We are continuing to build on our mission, focusing on creating innovative products that exceed the expectations of our customers. We are now able to offer customized engines for those customers who want personalized options, but who prefer that their engine is produced by the experienced craftsmen at our Lycoming factory, " stated vice president and general manager, Ian Walsh. "Customers depend on our reliability and durability and they appreciate our customer service. They will be thrilled to know this new option is available as a power-plant solution in their experimental aircraft."

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