Air Plains Services now offers drop-in EIS for Lycoming 180 hp pistons

Air Plains Services now offers drop-in EIS for Lycoming 180 hp pistons

July 30, 2020 By kent

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today it is offering the newly certified Lycoming Electronic Ignition System for its Lycoming 180 hp engines. The Lycoming EIS is a drop-in replacement for one mag, requires no maintenance through TBO and provides precise starts every time.  “The new Lycoming EIS is designed and tested to provide trouble-free operation and installation is not an issue,” said Katie Church, head of Air Plains marketing. “We’re offering it now as a stand-alone replacement of one mag and we’ll be adding it to our future XP kits as a no-cost option which we believe will be the most popular way to go.”  The Lycoming EIS, developed with SureFly, has no mechanical parts that wear and features all solid-state electronics providing operators a 2,400-hour operating service time with no inspections, no rebuilds, no overhauls. It promises a more consistent spark with higher accuracy than traditional magnetos and results in a more efficient operation, using less fuel. Lycoming recommends replacing only one magneto – generally the left or impulse-coupled/starting magneto on most aircraft engines. Since the EIS requires the aircraft’s power to function, Lycoming recommends retaining one conventional magneto for when a redundant power source is not available. Air Plains has delivered more than 2,500 172XP upgrades based on the Lycoming 180 hp engine and currently offers two STCs designed to meet almost any requirement.

For more information on the Lycoming EIS, call Air Plains at 800-752-8481 or (outside the U.S.) +1-620-326-8904.

Air Plains Services, based in Wellington, Kansas, is a leader in general aviation aircraft upgrades, specializing in high performance engine upgrades for most Cessna 172, 180 and 182/182RG piston aircraft, avionics systems and components as well as custom avionics panels, high quality spare parts and enhanced performance systems, and aircraft modification and maintenance. Air Plains stands apart from most other companies, shipping complete, ready-to-install engine upgrade kits anywhere in the world. Air Plains Services, serving the aerospace industry for more than 40 years, is also the home of the Inpulse ADI modification that allows high compression aircraft engines to use 91 octane auto fuel. For more information, visit the Air Plains website at www.airplains.com or its online store at https://shopairplains.com, and follow the company on the Air Plains Facebook and nstagram pages.

For information on Air Plains’ Inpulse system for unleaded auto fuel, visit www.flyinpulse.com.