Piston engines for airplanes exclusively burn gasoline - to be more exact, heavily leaded AVGAS. While fuel-efficient Diesel engines see growing acceptance in cars, above the clouds rather old gas guzzler designs still dominate the market. Now engine design company RED aircraft GmbH has introduced a Diesel engine for small airplanes.
units", said Silver Atena general manager Josef Mitterhuber. The company plans to roll out a product family concept for engines with four, six and eight cylinders.