Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flight Design team visits Continental

MOBILE, Ala. – German light sport aircraft maker Flight Design, getting ready for the proof-of-concept flight of its new four-seat C4 aircraft, sent a team to the Continental Motors engine manufacturing plant at the Mobile Aeroplex. Flight Design's technical team attended a weeklong session covering detailed operational knowledge about the Continental IO-360-AF powerplant that was selected for the all-composite C4. The six cylinder 180 horsepower alternate fuels engine is progressing towards FAA Part 33 certification allowing operation on unleaded fuels meeting the UL91 specification or higher. All certification work is complete and FAA approval is expected in 2014. (Source: Aviation Pros, 11/10/14)