News, facts, and comments on the coming revolution for piston-engine aircraft.
In 1998, one diesel engine flew on a converted airplane for the first time since 1945. Today, close to 4,000 singles and twins are flying. This is the beginning of a worldwide trend which will eventually allow a rebirth of the piston-engined aircraft, around new specs and new missions.
DieselAir Research, Inc., the publisher of The DieselAir Newsletter, offers strategic intelligence services to the aircraft industry, its suppliers and its customers who ambition to benefit from this global change of paradigm which will mean new markets, new concepts, new services, new materials and components… You may be interested in our services if your firm designs and/or manufactures aircraft and components, aero engines, avionics, propellers and engine components, fuel systems or additives, advanced materials, or industry specific machinery for manufacturing of these; or provides aviation services such as fuel production or distribution; flight training, aircraft chartering, maintenance and operations (FBO’s); or airport management and design, traffic control, hangar, materials handling and storage equipment; or consulting and financial services for these industries; or advertising, sales promotion, trade shows, specialized publications.
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News of February 14, 2006
First DieselAir presentation to an EAA Chapter was a success.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – On Saturday, February 4, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690, located at Gwinnett County Airport, Lawrenceville, Georgia hosted Dr. Andre Teissier-duCros, Publisher of the DieselAir Newsletter (www.dieselair.com) and authority on the diesel engine. Dr. Teissier-duCros discussed with an audience of 100 the coming of diesel engines to replace gasoline engines on General Aviation propeller aircraft. The DieselAir Newsletter intends to repeat such presentations to other EAA Chapters. Contact us if your Chapter is interested. Also, this presentation on PowerPoint will be available momentarily on this website. Stay tuned.
Andre Teissier-duCros insisted on the unique features which a diesel aircraft will offer: Quasi-impossibility to run out of fuel because of the extremely low fuel consumption at speeds close to best glide; extreme reliability and accuracy of power control which will permit in the future automatic landings and Auto-Pilot over-ride by ATC in case of emergencies; no fire hazard. As well, Andre remarked that the market value of many older planes is handicapped by the high cost of engine overhaul as a percentage of total operating costs. A diesel conversion will increase market value for aircraft used intensively as trainers, small charters, cargo and personal transportation. For amateur built aircraft, it opens new fields to explore. Many world distance records for small aircraft will be beaten by diesel powered craft.
Dr. Teissier-duCros, a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Materials with experience in piston engine technology, is an IFR rated Private Pilot and aircraft owner. His main business, Gean Overseas, Inc., (www.geanoverseas.com) is an international consulting firm providing mergers & acquisitions and other strategic services to manufacturers of machinery and industrial goods. As a consultant, he has worked with various aircraft and engine manufacturers including the present owners of the aero diesel engine manufacturer SMA. Through his work he communicates directly with SMA (France), Thielert Motoren (Germany), Wilksch Airmotive (UK), DeltaHawk Aero Engines (US) and other firms engaged in the emerging market for diesel aircraft. Andre lives in Atlanta and flies from PDK Airport for business and pleasure, often using his Cessna 182 to visit businesses in the Eastern half of the U.S.
Andre also presented a US market forecast for aero diesels and who is the competition proposing diesels. He demonstrated that out of 100,000 airplanes of widespread makes and models on the US register, several thousands deserve an immediate diesel conversion and several models justify right now private investments to develop STC's. Their list is on the PowerPoint presentation soon available. Contact us to read more on this.
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Every month: news, facts, and comments on the coming revolution for piston-engines aircrafts between 130 and 400 HP: Retrofitting a diesel engine to run on Jetfuel or Kerosene, reduce Gallons/Hour by some 30%, eliminate ignition systems (magnetos, spark plugs) and their problems, eliminate mixture control, increase TBO to 2,400-3,000 hours, increase performance between 6,000 and 12,500 ft., and drastically reduce Operating Costs.
The letter is intended for piston engines aircraft owners, manufacturers, fleet operators and FBOs, re-manufacturers of engines for these aircrafts, manufacturers of engine components and ancillaries, and all professionals acting in decisions of engine exchange or refitting at TBO, in North and South America, Pacific Rim, African continent, and all parts of the world were Avgas, Mogas, Kerosene and Jetfuel are available.
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