September 2005 Issue

First Word: 09/05

More Crankshaft Recalls
Any day now, Iím hoping to hear that satisfying clunk that indicates that Lycoming has finally hit bottom and is on the rebound. But the only noise this month is the sickening crash of more bad news from Williamsport in the form of another crankshaft recall, the latest somewhat less all encompassing than the last, which took months and millions to sort out. And then there was the lawsuit in the aftermath of that recall, in which Lycoming is now appealing a $96 million judgment, all because of faulty crankshafts.

If youíre a Lycoming owner, you have to wonder how much more of this Lycoming can sustain before someone in the corner office at Textron deci...

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