Lakeland, FL, United States, April 1, 2014– BRP introduces today the new Rotax 912 iS Sport aircraft engine during the Sun ‘n’ Fun Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.
A development of the fuel-injected Rotax 912 engine series, the new model delivers an improved take-off performance that results in a better climb rate and shorter take-off-run; even if the aircraft is equipped with a fixed pitch propeller.
“BRP is committed to continue to improve its engines,” stated Francois Tremblay, marketing director, Rotax aircraft engines, BRP. “The new fuel-injected model has been further developed. The engine concept allows the pilot to benefit from an easier operation, longer flight range and lower operating costs, compared to carbureted engines. The Rotax 912 iS Sport engine echoes our key values: outstanding performance for the end user based on an eco-performing concept.”
The Rotax 912 iS Sport engine provides the best fuel efficiency in its class. Same as the Rotax 912 iS model, the new engine delivers 38% - 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable competitive engines in the light sport, ultra-light aircraft and the general aviation industry.
The modern fuel injection system combined with a digital engine control unit (ECU) makes the Rotax 912 iS Sport engine the most advanced concept in its class. The new Rotax 912 iS Sport engine provides a time of 2,000 hours between overhauls (TBO); the same TBO as the 912 engines.
Rotax aircraft engines outperform the light sport and ultra-light aircraft market. With 19 authorized distributors and a network of more than 200 sales and repair centres supporting customers worldwide, BRP supplies engines to more than 80% of all aircraft manufacturers in its segment.
About BRP BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski‑Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines and Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft as well as inboard jet propulsion systems for boats. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide.