Italian manufacturer Tecnam announced the addition of the new Rotax 912 iS fuel-injected engine across its light sport and ultralight product line. Due to enter mass production next month, the 100 hp 912 iS will fly in the Tecnam P92, P2002 and P2008 models.
Selection of the newest Rotax engine by Tecnam continues a flurry of interest in the 912 iS since its unveiling last month. The lightweight four-cylinder adds redundant electronic fuel injection and engine management system to the original carbureted 912, and arrives just in time to take on the new fuel-injected 100 hp Lycoming IO-233 for the LSA market.
Rotax is offering certified and non-certified versions of the 912 iS, both of which will have a TBO of 2,000 hours. Launch customer for the engine was Pipstrel, which recently selected the 912 iS for its Virus SW LSA. The certified version of the engine is due to receive European approval this summer.