Austro Engine and Steyr Motors announce joint Development of 6 Cylinder Aircraft Engine
Today, Austro Engine and STEYR MOTORS signed a cooperation agreement to develop a 280 hp six cylinder aircraft engine.
This development will be based on the STEYR Monoblock Motor M1, featuring integral crankcase and cylinder head, which has proven its robustness in demanding worldwide marine and special vehicle applications.
Austro Engine is developing this engine for two Diamond Aircraft development projects, the DA50 Magnum (single engine 5 seat private aircraft) and the FSA (Future Small Aircraft) twin engine private and utility aircraft. Development, certification and production of these programs will take place at Austro Engine's Wiener Neustadt facility.
For STEYR MOTORS, this cooperation is further validation of the M1 concept whose hallmarks are favorable power to weight ratio, operational safety, economy and minimized environmental impact.
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Streicher, STEYR MOTORS’ shareholder representative, said: „Following our successes in the marine and special vehicle sectors, we are especially pleased that our M1 concept will now also find applications in aviation. With Austro Engine, we have gained an especially competent and innovative Partner.”