Gunskirchen, Austria – BRP receives the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certificate for its new Rotax 915 iSc3 A aircraft engine.
“The EASA Type Certificate allows BRP-Rotax to now produce the certified 915 iSc3 A engine for the European market thus allowing us to fulfill the request of our customers for a more powerful Rotax aircraft engine with proven reliability,” said Thomas Uhr, general manager, BRP-Rotax, vice president Powertrain BRP and R&D/Operations Lynx. “Not only has the certification been achieved within the promised time schedule but the engine has been certified to even higher power than originally announced. Instead of 100kW (136 hp) maximum power the engine will offer 104kW (141 hp) maximum power instead and 99kW (135 hp) maximum continuous power. Once more we will provide the ultimate flight experience to pilots.”
The EASA promotes the highest standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. After the EASA Type Certification, BRP's Rotax aircraft engines team will concentrate on getting the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. Other countries will follow as each has its own validation process.
The increased power of 104kW is available up to at least 15,000 feet (4,572m) making the Rotax 915 iSc3 A engine the perfect package for all fixed wings, gyrocopter and further applications; it will also offer the possibility to carry up to four persons already in single engine application. Based on the proven concept of the Rotax 912/914 engine series, Rotax is again offering the best power-to-weight ratio of its class combined with the best economy while allowing for a high flexibility on the usable fuels. It delivers the most advanced aircraft engine technology resulting in low operating cost and ease of use. Up to this date already 12 OEMs (amongst them Tecnam, BRM Aero, NIKI Rotor Aviation, BlackWing, Zlin Aviation) have integrated the engine and will make their aircraft available very soon. Additional 47 OEMs are also already in the final stages of the integration of this engine.
With more than 180,000 engines sold in more than 40 years, Rotax aircraft engines lead the light sport and ultra-light aircraft market. With 19 authorized distributors and a network of more than 220 points of sale and repair centers supporting customers worldwide, Rotax aircraft engines are supplied to more than 80 percent of all aircraft manufacturers in its segment.