March 9, 2011
By Dan Namowitz
Superior Air Parts has announced that it is reintroducing its line of Millennium Cylinders to the general aviation engine parts market.
The first shipments to dealers included cylinders for Lycoming O-235 engines and Teledyne Continental O-200 and IO-550 engines. The company has also added cylinders for Lycoming O-360/IO-360 and O-540/IO-540, and Continental O-470/IO-470 and IO-520/TSIO-520 engines to its product family, said company CEO Tim Archer in a news release.
Superior will next set its sights on restarting production of its XP Series Engines and certified Vantage Engines.
Superior Air Parts is a wholly owned subsidiary of Superior Aviation Beijing, and manufactures FAA-approved aftermarket replacement parts for Lycoming and Continental aircraft engines, and the FAA-certified Vantage Engine and the XP Series Engines for experimental and sport aircraft builders.
The Coppell, Texas, firm was purchased by a Chinese technology group in partnership with the Chinese government after the bankruptcy of Germany’s Thielert Aircraft Engines, of which Texas-based Superior was a subsidiary.
Dan Namowitz is an aviation writer and flight instructor. He has been a pilot since 1985 and an instructor since 1990.
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