Honeywell commemorates golden anniversary of TPE331 engine at AirVenture 2016

     With more than 500,000 people and 10,000 planes in attendance, the EEA's annual AirVenture Oshkosh is renowned as one of the most popular airshows and aviation conventions in the world. 


     This year was no exception, extremely successful in turnout and visitor engagement with the event's numerous exhibits. Included in these exhibits was Honeywell's display of of one of their very first turboprop engines, the iconic TPE331, in celebration of its 50th year in production. Originally designed specifically for military use, the engine was eventually developed for civil aviation as well, with its first certified model presented for commercial use in 1965. The TPE331 series now boasts 18 models and more than 100 possible configurations, powering countless single-engine aircraft across the globe. With over 120 million hours of flight time logged to date, more than 13,000 have been delivered since its initial design finalization. The product is hailed by many as the most provenly reliable of any turboprop engine model, with notably greater fuel efficiency and lesser operating costs than competing market models.

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     With an utterly simplistic design, this engine proudly presents with 1000+ shaft horsepower, and has been lauded by aviation consumers and enthusiasts time after time. Aviation International News readers gave the TPE331 the highest rating in product support six years in a row, and Twin Commander likewise named a recent edition the "best new product" of 2013. A spokesperson reinforced Honeywell's pride in the engine's massive historical success, and assured future continuity of the product's reputation in years to come:

"[Our company] continues to work with airplane manufacturers across the aerospace industry to ensure the TPE331 will meet the needs of the aviation community for the next 50 years." 


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ICON A5 to be auctioned off for Young Eagles

 ICON Aircraft is offering one of its new amphibious light-sport aircraft for auction at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association‘s Gathering of Young Eagles during this year’s AirVenture.
The July 28 Gathering of Eagles is part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, which will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The Gathering of Eagles fundraiser usually attracts more than 1,000 people to support EAA’s youth aviation education programs.
The ICON A5 was first announced as a 2016 auction lot at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 by ICON officials as well as EAA CEO/Chairman Jack Pelton and Sean D. Tucker, legendary air show pilot and chairman of EAA’s Young Eagles program.
“I had the opportunity to fly this airplane last year, and ICON has given us a flying machine that is superb for flying adventure and excitement,” Pelton said. “As EAA aims to grow participation in aviation, innovative aircraft such as the ICON A5 will inspire more people to be part of the world of flight. We’re very excited to have this airplane as part of the Gathering of Eagles auction on July 28.”
Bidding on the airplane will take place live at the auction, as well as through telephone bids. It will be part of an extensive auction lineup that in past years has included one-of-a-kind collector Ford Mustangs specially built by the Ford Motor Company, as well as flying experiences with aviation personalities. Additional auction lots are currently being accepted through EAA’s donor relations office.
This article is from General Aviation News.
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