Austro Engine, located in Wiener Neustadt (Austria), received the 1,500 hrs TBO (Time between overhaul) for the 170 hp turbocharged Jet-A1 and diesel engine AE300.
In less than one year the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) raised the AE300 TBO in two steps, from 1,000 to 1,200 hours and now from 1,200 to 1,500 hours. This proves once again the high quality and durability of this power plant. The engine overhaul price with approximately EUR 16,700 (USD 22,000), which is EUR 11.13 (USD 15.00) per flight hour, is the cheapest in the industry.
Furthermore the company is proud to announce that from now on only one part of the AE300 is lifetime-limited within the TBO period. Austro Engine’s customers benefit from lower downtimes and reduced total operational costs per engine.
Further improvements are in progress.