UL Power of North America Formed to Distribute Engines and Zenith Named as First OEM

The newly created UL Power of North America, LLC is the exclusive North American distributor for sales and service of the aircraft engines manufactured by UL Power Aero Engines, which are direct drive, air cooled, lightweight and highly fuel efficient. The current product line ranges from the 97-hp UL260i to the 130-hp UL350. All of them are horizontally opposed four-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled engines with FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control): multipoint electronic fuel injection with automatic altitude and temperature compensation.

“We believe these engines to be a great solution for many Light Sport and Experimental Aircraft,” said GM Robert Helms. “These engines are lighter, stronger and easier to operate than the historic choices available in this market segment. This will also enable Light Sport Aircraft manufacturers to enhance their designs because of the high power-to-weight ratio.”

Helms served in numerous capacities in various high-tech and aviation industries including public and private companies. He is a pilot, A&P, and is a member of the California and Texas Bar Associations. He also owned many aircraft over the years ranging from an amphibious ultralight to a Lancair IVP.

UL Power of North America, LLC will continue to work with previous distributors including Fly With Gus, LLC of Edgewater, Florida.

UL Power of North America has also announced its first OEM relationship with kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company, and has indicated plans to work with other manufacturers as well as individual builders to bring them a stronger, lighter and easier to operate powerplant.

For more information, visit www.ULPower.net.

KITPLANES Editor Mary Bernard began her career in aviation journalism in 1998 and has worked in publishing for more than 15 years.

3 Replies to “UL Power of North America Formed to Distribute Engines and Zenith Named as First OEM”

  1. I sure Hope some guys with RV-12's take up this engine so a FWF kit can be developed as I want one for mine when I build it..! It sure is a sweat Engine!

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