Engines

Electric Aircraft Reliability: Not So Simple »

With few moving parts compared to an aircraft piston engine, electric motors are thought to be far more reliable. But when the systems that control them are factored in, the reliability picture is far less rosy, according to Mike Ricci, who says electric propulsion in general has some distance to cover before it will be reliable enough to impress regulators approving electrics for commercial service. More

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Siemens: Hybrid Electric... »

Fresh after its announcement of a new, aviation-specific electric motor, Siemens AG has mapped out a developmental path that it hopes will result in... More

Superior's Diesel Entry »

Does the world need a three-cylinder diesel engine? Superior aims to find out. More

Video: Superior's New... »

At Sun 'n Fun 2015, Superior Air Parts introduced a new engine, a unique two-cycle diesel similar to the Jumo of World War II fame. AVweb shot a technical... More

Turbocharging Systems »

Turbocharging systems get somewhat of bad, but to a degree, deserved rap for requiring more than their fair share of maintenance and pilot workload. They... More