Bombardier-Rotax V-Engines Now Part of BRP

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Bombardier Recreational Products, based in Quebec, which was sold off from Bombardier last year, has relaunched itself under a new brand name, BRP. The company's V-engines for recreational aircraft, which were introduced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh last year and are under development at Bombardier-Rotax in Austria, will be part of the BRP organization. "We will definitely be at Oshkosh with the new engines, and a flying demo, and some new things to reveal," BRP spokesman Luc de Gaspe Beaubien told AVweb yesterday. "We're on track for certification the end of '04 and limited production in 2005," he added. The engines will be built at BRP's Rotax plant in Austria and distributed by Bombardier Aircraft Engines in the U.S. The V220 and V300T aircraft engines feature Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), low maintenance, high durability, lower sound emissions, MoGas capabilities and the best power-to-weight ratio in their class, according to BRP.