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For immediate release | August 2, 2013
Airventure 2013
Oshkosh, WI

Electroair announced today that it has retained Dr. Junfeng Xu as an advisor on strategic matters. Electroair President Michael Kobylik stated “with Dr. Xu’s knowledge of aeronautics and electrical engineering, as well as issues of emerging markets, we have a good fit for our growing international business.”

Dr Xu was educated in China and the United States with and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and Masters (MSE) Degrees in Materials Science and Aeronautics (graduate degrees all from Stanford University). He is also a private pilot and EAA member.

When asked about the safety and reliability regarding the use of electronic ignition systems, Dr. Xu observed several benefits inherent in the Electroair electronic ignition system. The first is the installation of the Electroair system creates two completely different, dissimilar ignition systems which will never have the same failure modes. The second is the benefit of having system with virtually no moving parts (except the Mag Timing Housing), the maintenance requirements are dramatically when compared to a conventional magneto. Both of these benefits create improved safety and reliability over traditional ignition methodology.

More information can be found at Electroair’s website: www.electroair.net



For immediate release | Oct 11, 2012
AOPA Convention
Palm Springs, CA

Electroair is pleased to make several announcements regarding new electronic ignition systems and developments:

Six-Cylinder STC’d Electronic Ignition Systems Electroair is pleased to announce that development of a six cylinder electronic ignition system for certified aircraft is now well underway. Electroair is working on systems for both Continental and Lycoming six cylinder engines. Electroair expects to begin receiving design approvals within the next 4-6 months. The projected list price for the six cylinder systems is $5,500. These systems will be available through the Electroair distribution network. The initial approved systems will be for normally aspirated engines.

Four Cylinder Continental Electronic Ignition Systems (i.e. O-200/IO-240) Electroair is pleased to announce that all testing and documentation for the four cylinder Continental electronic ignition systems has been completed and is now in final review with the FAA. The approval of this ignition system will include many four cylinder Continental applications, including the Cessna 150 & Diamond DA-20, and many others. Electroair expects final approval of this system within a month.

Electronic Ignition Systems for Piper Light Twins Electroair reports that flight testing of the Piper Light Twins is nearly complete and expects to finalize the documentation required for adding the Piper Light Twins to the Approved Model List shortly. This addition to the AML will include the Seminole, Twin Comanche, and Apache. Electroair is hoping to receive these approvals by the end of the year. Electroair will be represented by several distributors at the AOPA convention this year. Michael Kobylik, President of Electroair, will be working with these distributors to help answer questions. Electroair distributors in attendance at the AOPA convention include Varga Enterprises and Eagle Engines. Electroair can be contacted directly by calling 866 494 3002, or emailing sales@electroair.net.



For immediate release | July 27, 2012
Electroair receives STC/PMA for High Energy Spark Plugs
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Electroair announces that it has received STC approval for High Energy Aircraft Spark Plugs. This new line of premium spark plugs have been engineered and pre-gapped to work with the Electroair electronic ignition system and enhance the performance of both certified and experimental systems. By pre-gapping the new spark plugs to a controlled, optimal gap setting, the full benefit of the Electroair electronic ignition system can be realized and installation time reduced.

The new line of spark plugs, Electroair’s ‘HE’ plug line, include a massive electrode with extended reach outer electrodes and a fine wire plug, both with a gap of 0.032”. This optimal gap accommodates the high energy output of 70,000 volts delivered by the Electroair system.

Electroair partnered with Tempest to produce the new, ‘HE’ spark plug line. The ‘HE’ plugs are STC’d & PMA’d for use with the Electroair electronic ignition systems. The plugs are approved for all aircraft and installations approved for use with the Electroair electronic ignition systems. Electroair President, Michael Kobylik, said “The new Electroair spark plugs are designed to provide the best service when used in conjunction with the Electroair’s electronic ignition system. Electroair’s electronic ignition system provides high energy to the plugs, producing a very hot, long duration spark at the plug tip, ensuring complete ignition of fuel/air mixtures. Additionally, the waste spark design of the ignition system aids in reaching longer plug life. The ‘HE’ plug helps to make sure that consistent performance and easier installation is realized.”

For more information, contact Electroair at sales@electroair.net. Plugs and systems are available through the Electroair worldwide distribution network.

Sources:
Michael Kobylik, President, Electroair, mkobylik@electroair.net



For immediate release | Dec 27, 2011
AMERITECH INDUSTRIES, INC.

Electroair of Howell, Michigan and Ameritech Industries, Inc. the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller Service of Redding, California, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a wholesale stocking distributor agreement for the new line of electronic ignition kits for experimental (4 & 6 cylinder) as well as Certified Four Cylinder Lycoming Style Engines.

With over 35 years of general aviation experience Ameritech Industries, Inc, will be distributing the Electroair electronic kit.

The EIS-41000 STC’d ignition kit is approved for Cessna, American Champion-Bellanca, Diamond, Grumman, Beechcraft, Mooney and Piper aircraft.

The Electroair direct fire ignition system replaces one magneto with a Trigger Mechanism (MTH) which feeds the engine position and RPM information to the Controller. The Controller also receives the input from the MAP sensor, computes the amount of dwell required for the coils, adjusts timing, and fires directly into the spark plugs.

As a result, you will gain 10-15% in fuel economy, have smoother engine operation and reduce maintenance costs at annual and at overhaul. Typical installation time in most applications is 4-6 hours or less.



July 8, 2011

Electroair, the “first to advance ignition”, announced today the receipt of the first FAA Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for a pure electronic general aviation piston engine ignition system. The initial STC is engine specific for all Lycoming four cylinder engines installed on Cessna Aircraft – additional airframe eligibility will be added over the next few months. This STC allows installation of Electroair’s proprietary computerized ignition system in certificated aircraft.

Significant performance and economy improvements have been documented in use of Electroair’s ignition systems, over 2,500 of which have been previously installed in experimental aircraft. With issuance of the FAA STC, many certificated general aviation aircraft will be able to enjoy the power and fuel economy that electronic ignition systems provide.

The Electroair electronic ignition system replaces one magneto with the following: an RPM measurement device, a manifold pressure sensor and a high output coil, all controlled by a sophisticated and versatile controller to advance timing according to altitude and provide a significantly hotter, longer duration spark than previously available. Aircraft spark plugs are approved.

Electroair President, Michael Kobylik said upon receiving the STC, “Under the leadership of the Chicago Small Aircraft Directorate, the FAA provided tremendous support and careful guidance in our two-year long testing and documentation process, leading to the design approval”.

Industry sources see the very flexible electronic ignition system, perfected by Electroair as part of the answer to changes in future aviation fuels, and a way to achieve large improvements in fuel consumption and performance enhancements right now. Electroair anticipates obtaining STCs for all six cylinder Continental and Lycoming engines over the next several months.



October 30, 2006

Electroair is pleased to announce the appointment of two very fine engine shops to our dealer network: Aerosport Power (www.aerosport.com) and Barrett Precision Engines (www.bpaengines.com).

Both shops specialize in building and overhauling aircraft engines for the experimental community and both have earned reputations of high quality and excellence in the industry. We are proud to have Aerosport Power and Barrett Precision Engines in our dealer network. For more information on Electroair and their dealers, please contact us



September 25, 2006

Air Show performer Jason Newberg of Edgewater Florida took on an incomplete Pitts S-1 project, finished it and flew it 2800 miles to Reno, Nevada for a first place win in the Silver Class at the Reno Air Races two weeks ago. First, Jason had to complete the airplane and fly-off the requisite 40 hours of Phase I experimental flight time. His modifications included 11:1 cylinders and an Electroair Model EIS-1 electronic ignition system in place of the right magneto on his stock Lycoming 4 cylinder engine.

Competing against highly modified airplanes and experienced pilots, Jason worked his way from a 5th place start in his initial qualifying heat to starting second in the final. After that it was no contest as Jason’s Pitts quickly took the lead and remained in first place for the Silver Class win at 189.657mph. Jason credits the Electroair electronic ignition systems reliability and strong performance for his win.



June 1, 2005

Electroair is pleased to announce an improved aircraft spark plug connection for the Electroair ignition harness. The new connection scheme utilities a traditional aircraft spark plug nut and receptacle with a Viton gasket. When installing the new lead, you are now able to tighten the spark plug nut without twisting the lead wire and potentially causing damage. The Viton gasket expands and provides the necessary force to hold the lead in the plug and prevents ‘pull-out’. This improvement has taken effect and the all new spark plug harnesses are being shipped with the new hardware.

Electroair also has issued a ‘Service Recommendation’ for spark plug harnesses: Electroair spark plug harnesses are to be inspected annually for cracks in the insulation and/or black spots which indicated a burn through of a spark. Harnesses should be replaced every three to five years to ensure continuing performance and airworthiness.



May 27, 2005

Electroair is pleased to announce the release of its website: www.electroair.net. The new website provides a comprehensive review of all of the products now available from Electroair for both 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines.



April 25, 2005

Electroair has just completed revising the EIS Installation Manual with expanded sections on Installation Procedures & Troubleshooting as well as a discussion on electrical ignition system theory and operation in aircraft. The new version is now available for shipping – order p/n EA-008.



February 8, 2005

Michael Kobylik and Peter Burgher purchase Electroair from Jeff Rose. After 15 years in the Experimental Aircraft industry supplying over 2000 electronic ignition systems, Jeff felt the timing was right to explore other endeavors. Jeff has been retained in as a technical consultant, working with Mike & Pete on refining manufacturing processes, improving the existing product line and developing new improvements to help carry the company into the future.

Electroair has now moved to its new home in Michigan and will continue to serve its worldwide customer base from this location. The new contact phone number is 866-494-3002, Fax: 248-666-1390, & email: sales@electroair.net





 
Smoother engine operation

Longer spark plug life typical

DO -160E tested and certified

Ignition timing automatically adjusts with altitude

Reduced maintenace costs

10-15% gain in fuel efficiency

Reduces spark plug fouling

Comprehensive technical support

Improved high altitude performance

More horsepower

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