Sun ‘n Fun 2023: Rotax Introduces 916 Engine, CubCrafters First OEM


Rotax unveiled the anticipated 916 engine at Sun ‘n Fun along with CubCrafters’ announcement that it has built a new model, the Carbon Cub UL, around the engine. With 160 HP (maximum) and 137 HP (maximum continuous), the 916 is an iterative update of the popular turbocharged 915 and is expected to eventually replace it.

Marc Cook
KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.