Honda is evaluating a lightweight aviation piston engine it has developed with Teledyne Continental.

The announcement follows some two years co-operation between the two companies on the testing of the prototype Honda-designed engine at Teledyne’s facility in Mobile, Alabama.

The new engine is said to offer significant advances over currently available engines in terms of weight, fuel efficiency, power output and emissions.

Now Honda, TCM and Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, the parent company of TCM, have agreed to conduct a joint market feasibility study. Over the next few months, the study will evaluate potential business opportunities for both parties to work together towards marketing, servicing and manufacturing, and identifying potential product launch customers for such engines in the GA market.

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