Superior Air Parts, Inc. Has Begun Shipping Millennium Cylinders for Lycoming and Continental Engines

First shipments of the new production Millennium Cylinders for popular engine models including the Lycoming 360-series and Continental 520-series are already on dealers¡¦ shelves.


Coppell, TX, February 28, 2011 ¡X Representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company has begun the next phase of its product reintroduction efforts by beginning the delivery of production quantities of new Millennium„· Cylinders to its global dealer network.

¡§This is very exciting for everyone who has been involved with bringing the popular family of Millennium Cylinders back into production,¡¨ explained Timothy T. Archer, CEO, Superior Air Parts. ¡§Everywhere I¡¦ve gone, the first question everyone has asked has been when would the Millenniums be available? Well, I can very happily say they¡¦re available at your Superior dealer today.¡¨

Archer stated that the first new Millennium shipments included cylinders for the popular Lycoming O-235 engines and the Teledyne Continental O-200 and IO-550 engines. The company has now added cylinders for Lycoming¡¦s O-360/IO-360 and O-540/IO-540 as well as the Continental O-470/IO-470 and IO-520/TSIO-520 engines.

¡§As you would expect, the process of gearing up production by our suppliers has taken longer than we hoped, but the major hurdles are behind us,¡¨ he said. ¡§Right now our biggest challenge is being able to plan our production so that we can keep our dealers stocked. From what they¡¦re telling me, the more customers hear that the Millennium¡¦s are available, the harder they are to keep on the shelves.¡¨

¡§It¡¦s a great problem to have but right now it¡¦s a balancing act to match the economics with the production and orders to make sure we meet all the needs,¡¨ Archer added. ¡§Our suppliers are working hard with our quality control team to get cylinders in, approved and back out to our dealers as quickly as our high standards will allow.¡¨

Archer said that with the increasing availability of cylinders and piece parts, Superior can now set its sights on restarting the production of its popular experimental XP Series„·Engines and certified Vantage„· Engines. ¡§The ability to ship engines is an announcement that I¡¦m really looking forward to making,¡¨ he said.

For more information about the Millennium Cylinders or to locate the authorized Superior Air Parts dealer near you, please call: 800-277-5168.

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 Series Engine family for experimental and sport aircraft builders. For more information, visit: www.superiorairparts.com

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