Eggenfellner Aircraft

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Eggenfellner Aircraft Inc
Privately held company
Industry Aerospace
Fate Bankrupt
Founded 1994
Defunct 2009
Headquarters Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida, United States
Products Aircraft engines
Owner Jan Eggenfellner

Eggenfellner Aircraft Inc was an American aircraft engine manufacturer, founded by Jan Eggenfellner and based in Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida. The company specialized in the design and manufacture of engines for homebuilt aircraft.[1][2]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1994 to produce the Eggenfellner E6 series of Suburu-based engines and went bankrupt in 2009 in the Great Recession. Eggenfellner indicated that low profit margins and more market emphasis on lower-powered engines precipitated the bankruptcy. Eggenfellner said, "some customers lost money and became upset, blaming me personally for the losses. I personally lost everything, providing refunds, until no money was left."[2]

The company's engines found a high degree of customer acceptance among owners of Van's Aircraft types, due to the completeness of the package provided and the low price. In 2003 it was reported that 298 engines had been sold to RV builders.[3]

In 2010 Eggenfellner founded a new company to produce the Viking 110 light-sport aircraft engine, Viking Aircraft Engines.[2]

Aircraft engines[edit]

Summary of aircraft engines built by Eggenfellner Aircraft
Model name First run Type
Eggenfellner E6 1994 Suburu-based six-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, pages 238-239. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c Eggenfellner, Jan. "Viking Aircraft Engines Contact Info". vikingaircraftengines.com. Archived from the original on 28 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Eggenfellner Engines -- Looking Big". aero-news.net. Retrieved 11 July 2015.

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