Industry News

May 2012 Issue

Rotax 912 iS: So Long, Bing Carbs

With electronic fuel injection and dual-channel ECUs, Rotax claims the new 912 is 20 percent more fuel efficient than like engines.

With its 912-series engines, Rotax owns the light sport propulsion market. But even though the 912s are technologically more advanced than the typical Lycoming or Continental engine, buyers have been wondering when Rotax would get around to fuel injection and electronic ignition. In early March, it did just that. At the company’s Gunskirchen, Austria, factory, it rolled out the new 912 iS, an “eco” engine with improved fuel economy, electronic fuel injection and a sophisticated, dual-channel ECU architecture with all the features you’d expect a modern aircraft engine based on automotive technology to have.

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