Distinctions

Trusted by General Aviation’s Worldwide fleet

Over half the world flies with us

  • General Aviation

    For over 85 years, we earned our reputation for reliability and flexibility with our extensive range of aircraft engines trusted by pilots, owners and general aviation enthusiasts.

  • Aerobatics

    We help the world’s most daring pilots push the envelope with our continuous innovations and high-performance aerobatic engines. Lycoming is the only manufacturer of FAA certified piston aerobatic engines.

  • Helicopters

    From flight schools, law enforcement, news reporting to utility maintenance, corporate transitand logging, we are the only FAA-certified piston helicopter engines to support operation where power, altitude, speed and performance or critical.

  • Fuels Leadership

    Lycoming Engines continues to bring unleaded general aviation fuel options to our engines to reduce the overall cost of aircraft ownership and stimulate advancements in aviation technology.

  • Aviation Innovation

    We are developing the next generation of piston aircraft engines, adding electronically controlled power and fuels flexibility to mission-focused applications.

  • Fleets

    Aircraft fleets, such as mail carriers and tour services, rely on Lycoming Engines to help their businesses safely fly throughout the world year-after-year.

USA ownership and operation

Lycoming takes great pride in being the only U.S. owned and operated aviation piston engine manufacturer, and we build every engine as though we were going to fly it ourselves.

The choice among thrill-seeking pilots
Thunderbolt engines waiting for installation in the Red Bull Factory (left). Red Bull plane featuring a Thunderbolt engine (top right). Sean Tucker, aerobatic pilot (bottom right).

We are the power of choice among the most elite and thrill-seeking pilots in general aviation. Shifting the focus from the aircraft to the pilot and their skill, Lycoming Engines standardize aircraft performance in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Our proven engine quality and performance is preferred worldwide.

Fly your aircraft proud when you power
 it with a Lycoming engine.

Minimizing our environmental impact

Emission Reduction
1.2

Million Pounds

Carbon Footprint
110K

KWH Electricity Use Reduction

Single Stream Recycled
5

Tons of Waste

At Lycoming, we are committed to reducing our operation’s carbon footprint to make a positive impact on our surrounding community. We continue to improve our efficiencies that result in less energy consumption. The Lycoming Green Team represents the community’s interests and Lycoming’s efforts toward improving our facilities operations. They lead and review initiatives within the factory, set benchmarks against other facilities, and support environmentally friendly activities that encourage employee appreciation. We implemented single stream recycling throughout the factory and installed in-plant recycling centers to collect batteries and used cell phones. The Green Team also hosts an annual electronics recycling event for Lycoming employees.

Awards

  • Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence

    Received in 2010 for demonstrating operational excellence throughout our culture and employees.

  • Aviation 100 Climate Solution

    Recognition received in 2015 for contributing to the reduction of the aviation industry’s impact on climate change through our ion nitriding project, which enabled us to significantly reduce our environmental impact versus the previous process.

  • Healthy Workplace Award

    Awarded in 2012 for our employee health and wellness program, “It’s Time to Overhaul Your Engine.”

  • Cessna STARS Awards

    Third-time recipient as one of the airframe manufacturer’s top suppliers for excelling in key business areas.

Certifications

  • AS9100

    Lycoming is an AS9100 Registered company. Lycoming’s Quality Management System meets the AS9100 standard, which contains all the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 along with 80 additional requirements the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has deemed critical to Aerospace Quality as part of AS 9100:2009.

  • FAA-Certified Helicopter and Aerobatics Engines

    Lycoming Engines is the only FAA-certified helicopter and aerobatic piston engine manufacturer for exceeding airworthiness in design and quality.

Two Factory engineers standing near partially disassembled lycoming engine

Learn Our Process

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