The (Other) New Mo-Gas Burning GA Engine

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Bombardier Speaks Up...

Next time, Bombardier Aircraft Engines might consider bringing a note. The upstart piston-engine division of the aerospace giant was a puzzling no-show at EAA Sun 'n Fun a few weeks ago (even while Superior Air Parts was marching out its certified 180-hp submission to the mo-gas burning field) and that naturally set tongues wagging. Rest assured, says marketing guy Luc Gaspe de Beaubien, there was a good reason for the absence of its Murphy Moose, fitted with a prototype 300-horsepower V-6 engine, at the second-largest aviation business gathering in the U.S. "A very important Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) called to say that they were in (Florida) and could they borrow the plane," said Gaspe de Beaubien. "I said 'Of course.' I'm very happy with that decision." Bombardier's absence was particularly poignant in light of Superior Air Parts' unveiling of its new certified engine, which, like Bombardier's, can run on unleaded automotive fuel. Gaspe de Beaubien said that up until two days before Sun 'n Fun, he had full intentions of setting up at the weeklong show but business had to come first. He stressed the company would not miss AirVenture 2004 in Oshkosh, where he promised new information on the company and its products.