Soloy Aviation, a world leader in engineering and manufacturing of turbine and piston engine re-powering programs based at Olympia Airport, is announcing a new solution for operators of Cessna 182 small aircraft who want to use Jet-A fuel, instead of aviation fuel.
The engine modification package has drawn steady interest since it was first announced one year ago, and it will be shown to potential customers at this week’s gathering of private and corporate pilots and aircraft owners in Oshkosh, Wisc.
Soloy has completed the engineering and manufacturing elements of the program and has aggressively moved into the flight testing and certification phase. Flight testing is proving the aircraft’s performance is on track to meet the program’s projected goals of higher, farther, faster performance and significantly improved fuel economy and engine reliability burning Jet-A over 100LL Avgas.
Soloy has re-developed the Cessna 182 conversion program along with French based SMA, a Safran subsidiary. Engineering and testing is being completed and validated at Soloy Aviation Solutions’ U.S. based facility in Olympia, under EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) regulations.
The South Sound company has previously proven and marketed powerplant conversion packages for Beechcraft Bonanzas, other Cessna aircraft ad the Airbus AS350 helicopter.