Van’s Aircraft Announces New RV-12iS


Press ReleaseJuly 18, 2017For immediate releaseVan’s Aircraft, Inc, is excited to announce the RV-12iS.The Rotax 912iS, the fuel injected version of the popular 912 series of engines as a powerplant option for the RV-12, in addition to the 912ULS. The increased fuel economy and proven benefits of electronic fuel injection make it the ideal choice for our next generation RV-12.But the 912iS engine is only the beginning. Over thousands of flight hours, Van’s engineering team has carefully analyzed how the RV-12 systems and structures have functioned and endured in the real world. That has led to some significant improvements.- Reconfigured fuel tank- How about the increased baggage capacity?- More robust landing gear- Electric flaps allow more personal space- Easier kit assembly with preformed longerons- Bench tested wiring harness- Stick grip control of trim, PTT and AP functionsIncreased electrical capacity for more avionics choicesThere are many more refinements that make the RV-12iS an evolutionary leap from the RV-12. “Making a great aircraft better is never easy. Van’s Aircraft has done it.” said Mitch Lock, Company President.The new RV-12iS will be on display at Airventure 2017 in the North Aircraft Display, booth 631-633. Van’s staff will be on hand to answer questions and be available for interviews.About Van’s Aircraft, Inc:Van’s Aircraft is the premier manufacturer of kit aircraft, with over 9700 RV airplanes flying in over 55 countries.For more information on the most successful line of “Total Performance” kit-built aircraft in the world, visit or call 503-678-6545.For more information on Rotax engines visit