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.