Podcast: D'Shannon Enters the Specialty Engine Market
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D'Shannon is well known, especially among Bonanza owners, as a purveyor of aircraft performance accessories, and now it's getting into the boutique engine business. At AOPA Summit in Fort Worth this week, D'Shannon announced new details about it Genesis engine series, a performance, tuned version of Continental's popular IO-520 and IO-550 lines that are the mainstay powerplants of modern Bonanzas.
In this podcast from Summit, the company's Scott Erickson describes the Genesis program, which includes mass balancing of all rotating components, cylinder flow matching within one percent, and 100 percent replacement parts in engines built to new limits. Erickson said D'Shannon has already begun building and shipping engines and expects to ramp up production next year.