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[España] La Junta de Andalucía potencia la diversificación de la aeronáutica andaluza con una misión comercial con agentes de Estados Unidos, Brasil e India

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  • Andalucía es la comunidad que más aporta al crecimiento de las exportaciones de esta industria en España y la segunda más exportadora en 2022, con 2.134 millones y una subida del 39%
  • Participan casi una veintena de los fabricantes más importantes del mundo como Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Tata Avanced Systems, Turkish Airlines o Spirit Aero Systems

La Junta de Andalucía está impulsando la diversificación de la actividad comercial de casi una treintena de empresas andaluzas de la industria aeronáutica, con algunos de los grandes fabricantes y Tier1 más importantes del sector a nivel mundial, a través de una misión comercial en la que participan 19 agentes de mercados de interés, como EEUU, Brasil o India, que se han desplazado a Sevilla para desarrollar encuentros de negocio; conocer de primera mano las capacidades del clúster aeroespacial andaluz y las oportunidades y facilidades para proyectos de inversión en el sector.

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Rotax launchs new Rotax 916iS/c. It will be mounted on new Carbon Cub UL

  • The Beginning of a New Era: BRP-Rotax Achieves New Performance Level with the Launch of the Rotax 916iS/c Aircraft Propulsion System
  • The Rotax 916iS/c showcases its power for the first time ever in a CubCrafters prototype.

BRP-Rotax, a subsidiary of BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO), is proud to achieve a new level of performance with the launch its Rotax 916iS/c aircraft propulsion system, which makes it perfectly suitable for four-seater planes and for high performance two-seaters. At 85.8 kilograms and a powerful 160 hp, the 916iS/c offers an unprecedented power-to-weight ratio in the light aircraft segment and is available with an impressive 24-volt option for more cockpit features and comfort. The Rotax 916iS/c made its debut today at the SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, showcasing its power for the first time ever in a CubCrafters aircraft, a new customer of BRP-Rotax.

"The launch of the 916iS/c is yet another testament to our commitment to developing ground-breaking technologies and creating the most advanced propulsion systems for our customers. For us, it was crystal clear that we had to build on the success of the 915 engine. We can now seize new opportunities in the four-seat market segment with a perfectly mature product and thus continue our steady growth of recent years. With the 916iS/c, we are responding to unmet customer needs and living up to the innovation philosophy of our long-standing company," said Peter Ölsinger, General Manager, BRP-Rotax, and Vice-President, Sales, Marketing & Communications, Rotax Propulsion Systems.


In addition, BRP-Rotax offers the 916iS/c as an alternative for IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flights as well as for commercial flying, for example for flight schools and private pilots. The top performance of the 916iS/c allows for shorter take-off distances and steeper descent while maintaining maximum efficiency in cruise flight. For increased flexibility, the 916iS/c features multi-fuel technology (for MOGAS & AVGAS) which allows both classic engine fuel as well as aviation fuel.

In this class up to 160 hp, the new propulsion system features fully electronic iS technology for increased performance, greater efficiency and simplified maintenance and servicing. This means that engine selection for maintenance and repairs can be carried out via the BUD system Aircraft (BRP Utility and Diagnostic Software for Rotax Aircraft Engines), in a similar way to the automotive industry. As a testament to BRP-Rotax's confidence in this new propulsion system, the TBO (Time Between Overhaul) at product launch is 2,000 hours, which speaks to the value customers can derive from the engine.


The SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, taking place from March 28 to April 2, 2023, is the perfect opportunity to introduce the 916iS/c to the market and confirm that BRP-Rotax is welcoming the reputed CubCrafters manufacturer as part of its growing roster of customers. In fact, the Rotax 916iS/c showcased its power for the first time in the new CubCrafters Carbon Cub UL, an engineering prototype equipped with the new Rotax propulsion system for flight testing and further development.

"CubCrafters and Rotax share a dedication to drive great performance through new technology innovations. Working together to develop the new Rotax 916iS/c powered Carbon Cub has been a great collaboration. We are excited to launch our latest products together and to make them available worldwide," said Patrick Horgan, President and CEO of CubCrafters Inc. "The powerful and smooth single-lever operation of the Rotax 916iS/c is outstanding, bringing the latest engine technology to the Carbon Cub Family. Compatible with fuels available worldwide, our new Carbon Cub UL offers the versatility of a full-sized backcountry aircraft with amazing STOL capability and cruise performance,"added Mr. Horgan.

The Rotax 916iS/c will then be introduced on the European market at the AERO in Friedrichshafen, Germany from April 19 to 22, 2023.

The engine is now available worldwide through the official authorized BRP-Rotax dealer network.


Cub Crafters Presents Carbon Cub UL, for under 600kg MTOW markets

PRESS RELEASE / LAKELAND, FL – March 28, 2023 -- CubCrafters is introducing a new variant of its best-selling Carbon Cub aircraft. In development for international markets, the new model is called the Carbon Cub UL.

The company has invested in several new technologies to make the Carbon Cub UL even lighter and better performing than its predecessor, the Carbon Cub SS. The goal is a new airplane that features multi-fuel technology (MOGAS & AVGAS), fully meets ASTM standards, and carries 2 adult people with a full fuel load and a reasonable amount of baggage at a takeoff weight of 600 kg (1320 lbs) and under.

Key to the development of the new aircraft is CubCrafters' collaboration with BRP-Rotax, which is launching their new 160 HP turbocharged engine on the Carbon Cub UL. The new 916 iS engine is lighter, more fuel efficient, and can produce more power than the normally aspirated CC340 engine on the Carbon Cub SS in higher density altitude scenarios.

"The Carbon Cub was first introduced in 2009 and has been an amazing aircraft for both CubCrafters and the entire backcountry community," stated Patrick Horgan, CubCrafters President and CEO. "It has redefined expectations industry-wide for what a light STOL aircraft should be. Now, we're reimagining the Carbon Cub by incorporating the latest in pre-preg composites, more titanium components, and innovative manufacturing techniques, along with the best new engine and avionics technologies for even more performance and versatility."

"The Carbon Cub UL is the culmination of years of investment in both human and economic resources, the hard work of our industry-leading team, and our dedication to research and development. We believe this aircraft will make a major contribution to unlocking the enormous potential of the international marketplace," added Horgan.

The production version of the new aircraft is slated to be initially built, certified, and test flown as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) at the CubCrafters factory in Yakima, Washington, but will also meet Ultralight category requirements in many international jurisdictions.

"The aircraft can remain in the LSA category for our customers in Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and even the United States, but it can also be deregistered, exported, and then reregistered as an Ultralight (UL) category aircraft in many jurisdictions in Europe, South America, and elsewhere," explained Brad Damm, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CubCrafters. "This is a concept we've looked at for the last several years. Our kit aircraft program has always been strong in overseas markets, and now we are very excited to have a fully factory-assembled and tested aircraft to offer to our international customers."

The UL concept of a lighter and even better performing version of the Carbon Cub for international markets was first seen earlier this month in Dubai, UAE. There, a technology demonstrator version of the aircraft was able to successfully land and take off again from a 27-meter diameter heliport that is suspended 56 stories above the ground on top of Dubai's iconic Burj Al Arab hotel as part of a recent Red Bull project that inspired audiences worldwide.

The first Rotax 916 iS powered Carbon Cub UL, an engineering development prototype, is on display and can be seen at the CubCrafters exhibit at Sun n' Fun. CubCrafters will be accepting deposits for the Carbon Cub UL starting at the show, and with the company's current backlog of new aircraft orders, the first consumer deliveries are expected in early 2025.

Much more information about the Carbon Cub UL, including a product launch Q&A, engine technical specifications from Rotax, and video and still images of the aircraft and engine for editorial use can be found at:


Founded in 1980 by Jim Richmond, CubCrafters' roots are in the 80+ year history of classic grassroots aviation, but the company's products and services are innovative and completely modern. CubCrafters designs and manufactures Experimental, LSA, and Part 23 Certified aircraft. The Carbon Cub family of aircraft redefined expectations for the backcountry flying experience with innovative design, modern materials, powerful engines, and breathtaking performance. Currently building over 100 new aircraft per year, the company's newest offering, the Carbon Cub UL is in development specifically for international markets. The key to CubCrafters success is our ability to create unique value in the experience of personal adventure aviation.