Coppell, TX, (May 23, 2011) — Superior Air Parts Inc. announced today that it has started shipping its popular experimental XP-Series engines to authorized dealers.
“The resumption of engine shipments may not seem like news, but it’s a very big step for our efforts to get our business back to where it was four years ago,” stated Timothy T. (Tim) Archer, president and CEO, Superior Air Parts, Inc. “From a business perspective, the big picture is that we now have all of the various components and piece parts in-stock to not only assemble a complete engine, but also to be able to support the needs of homebuilders and engine shops.”
Superior announced that it had begun shipping quantities of its popular Millennium Cylinders in late February.
Archer said that the majority of the parts, including the Millennium Cylinders, used to build the experimental XP-Series engines are manufactured under Superior’s Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) guidelines so they are 100-percent FAA approved. These are the same parts and components used in manufacturing Superior’s FAA certified 180-horsepower Vantage Engine.
“Many of our customers have chosen to build their engines with the added performance of non-PMA’d components like our roller-lifters and cold-air front induction sumps,” he said. “Others are selecting the option of using nearly all FAA-approved parts. Either way, what XP Engine owners are really getting is ‘factory-built’ performance and quality at a home built price.”
Archer said that another big reason for the XP Engine’s popularity with homebuilders around the world, is the fact that the engines are approved to run on any 91 octane unleaded automotive gasoline that does not contain alcohol.
“Whether it’s the flexibility of fuel types or the ability to literally custom build their engines from a list of both experimental and FAA-approved components, what Superior’s XP-Series of engines give homebuilders is the choice to create the engine they want,” Archer said. “That’s a big advantage in today’s world.”
About Superior Air Parts, Inc.
Superior Air Parts, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Superior Aviation Beijing, is a leading manufacturer of FAA approved aftermarket replacement parts for Lycoming and Continental aircraft engines. In addition, the company manufacturers the FAA certified Vantage Engine and the XP-Engine family for experimental and sport aircraft builders. For more information, visit: www.superiorairparts.com.