Rotax has added a new engine to its line of popular four-cylinder, four-stroke aircraft engines: the 912iS. The new engine represents somewhat of a technological leap for aircraft powerplants in that it features port fuel injection and an electronic engine management unit. Company officials rolled out the new engine at BRP/Rotax's company headquarters in Gunskirchen, Austria, on March 8. The launch customer, among several, for the new engine will be Pipistrel Aircraft, of Slovenia, an LSA and soon-to-be manufacturer of certified aircraft. Rotax clearly intends the 912iS to be a “green” engine with improved fuel economy and lower emissions as some of its design goals. Continue reading "New 912iS Engine from Rotax"