Lycoming Wins Shingo Prize

Mike Kraft accepts the Shingo Prize on behalf of Lycoming.

Lycoming Engines has been awarded the prestigious Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, making it one of only two companies to achieve the honor at the business-wide enterprise level.

Dubbed the Nobel Prize for manufacturing by Business Week magazine, The Shingo Prize is awarded annually by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University to companies around the globe that achieve world-class operational excellence. The prize was established in 1988 and named in honor of Dr. Shigeo Shingo, the legendary engineer who created many of the Toyota production system’s processes. Continue reading "Lycoming Wins Shingo Prize"

ECI Has 70+ New Parts for O-540 Engines

Engine builders looking for cost-effective components for newly constructed engines or overhauls have some additional options thanks to Engine Components, Inc. The San Antonio, Texas-based company has introduced a new idler gear assembly for the O-540 series engines, further expanding its catalog of items for the six-cylinder engines.

This new gear, which carries an FAA-PMA (parts manufacturer approval) stamp, joins the wide range of components for the 540 series. It is among the more than 70 new part numbers, and one of more than 360 components the company makes for this engine family.

For more information, visit ECI's website.

Continental Unveils Diesel Engine Project

AvWeb's Paul Bertorelli is in Mobile, Alabama, at the Teledyne Continental Motors headquarters for an alternative fuels summit. Here is the first of his reports:

Teledyne Continental says it's bullish on piston-engines that burn Jet A and today in the company's Mobile skunk works, it took the wraps off the project for a group of visiting journalists. It's a 230-horsepower  four-cylinder, four-cycle design that’s readily scalable to a six-cylinder version with up to 350 hp, a power range that will clearly match TCM's products on the gasoline side.

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