In another sign of China’s growing interest in general aviation activities, the CAAC issued validation of the FAA type certificate for the Superior Air Parts Vantage piston engine. The Vantage is a four-cylinder, 361-cu-in, 180-hp engine available in carbureted or fuel-injected configurations. CAAC officials spent five days conducting an audit and evaluation process at Superior’s Coppell, Texas headquarters.
Lycoming Engines (Booth No. 1009) is at Heli-Expo 2006 highlighting certification and delivery of aircraft piston engines with roller tappet valve train technology, changes to the company’s exchange engine core policy and formation of a new Advanced Technology Center.