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MBTech to Show Turbo Diesel as Light Aircraft Engine at SAE

MBtech will present a prototype turbo diesel engine adapted for use in light aircraft at the SAE World Congress, 14-17 April.

MBTech developed the 2.0-liter engine in cooperation with Diamond Aircraft. In comparison to the traditional aircraft engines the new turbo diesel delivers higher performance and torque awhile reducing fuel consumption by 20%. The compact four-cylinder engine can run on either diesel or kerosene.

MBtech will also present a new process competence for complex metal forming involving high-strength steels (HSS), advanced high- strength steels (AHSS) and aluminum. The new “Art-to-Part” services are available worldwide for diverse industries.



Hmm... I wonder if it would be legal to power a aviation diesel with heating oil - which is colored diesel; should be way cheaper than kerosene or diesel :) And since you are not really using any public roads, road tax doesn't apply...


If they can make lightweight, powerful and fuel efficient engines for airplanes, I see no reason why they could not be used in series hybrid automobiles.

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