…Recertification Of Crankshafts?


Aviation Consumer’s report was based on lengthy detailed interviews with legal counsel for both sides. The final verdict has not yet been entered by Judge Jerry Sandel in Texas district court. A hearing is scheduled for March 22 — tomorrow — to consider that process and also to entertain possible motions from Lycoming to seal certain parts of the record relating to proprietary and competitive information. And while untold millions of dollars will rest on these and future legal wranglings, there could also be a major impact on engine owners and the industry as a whole if the FAA is sufficiently pressured to consider recertifying crankshafts for higher-horsepower Lycoming engines based on the jury’s findings.