• AeroMomentum is set to launch its engine range on the international market at Avalon this year. (AeroMomentum)
    AeroMomentum is set to launch its engine range on the international market at Avalon this year. (AeroMomentum)

AeroMomentum will use the Australian International Airshow to launch a series of aviation engines on the international market.

Based in Florida, USA, AeroMomentum has been manufacting engines for the airboat market since 2008.

Aimed largely at the home-built market, the engines are based on the Suzuki motor and are fitted with sequential electronic fuel injection and Bosch full-authority digital engine control (FADEC) technology.

The range includes 75, 100, 112, 117, 131 and  turbo 260-hp varieties. The most popular are the 112-hp AM13 and 117-hp AM15. All engines have a slanted option to fit more easily inside modern sport aircraft cowlings.

Mark Ellery, Technical Director of local agent MAN Aerospace, has no doubt about the quality of the AeroMomentum product.

“These engines use ultra-reliable computer controlled technology and are factory ‘blueprinted’ which means they are balanced and polished for better performance," he said.

"A new AeroMomentum engine is tested by the factory in the USA and dyno-tuned, to make sure it’s running 100% smoothly when our customers receive it before installation."

Assisting with the launch at Avalon will be AeroMomentum CEO and designer Mark Kettering, a coup which has MAN Aerospace's Nicholas Christie excited.

“Mark is the kind of person that brings so much to any conversation about aviation product design," Christie said."He draws on his vast experience working as an aerospace engineer and–having developed and tested his new engine designs over nearly three decades –knows a thing or two about aircraft engine reliability and performance!

"He constantly surprises. Even the most knowledgeable among us in aviation find his interviews and conversations fascinating.”

MAN Aerospace and AeroMomentum will have a stand in the expo halls at Avalon this year. The Australian International Airshow runs from 26 February to 3 March.


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