Lycoming Announces SUN 'n FUN 2017 Activities

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  • 04.05.17

Lakeland, FL – 4 April 2017 – Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, announces their 2017 SUN ‘n FUN activities. Visit the Lycoming booth at D-041-042 to talk to Lycoming representatives, utilize our Thunderbolt Engine Builder tool, learn about our Van’s specials and new engine offerings, and more.

Interactive “Thunderbolt Engine Builder” Tool Launched:

Thunderbolt Engines are Lycoming's brand of high performance, built-to-order power plants for Experimental aircraft. Lycoming is excited to announce an interactive “Thunderbolt Engine Builder” tool, which will enable customers to configure a Thunderbolt engine of their choice.

With Thunderbolt Engines, customers get a genuine Lycoming engine that is factory built, factory tested and factory supported - with the customer’s choice of fuel systems, ignition systems, performance enhancements and finishing options. “We are excited about this tool, as it helps people to bring their custom Thunderbolt Lycoming engine to life,” said Jeff Schans, Thunderbolt Sale Manager. Lycoming team members will be available throughout the show to walk customers through the Thunderbolt Engine Builder process.

Electronic Ignition and Thunderbolt Options Added Through Van’s Aircraft:

Lycoming Engines and Van’s Aircraft are partnering again on a show special for Van’s customers. New this year, Van’s customers now have the option to add an electronic ignition system on their Lycoming engine.

In addition, Lycoming Engines and Van’s Aircraft are pleased to announce a new partnership that enables Van’s customers to select performance and color options for their engines via Lycoming’s Thunderbolt product line. “Many customers have requested performance and color options for their Lycoming Engines. We are enthusiastic about this next phase in our partnership as it provides Van’s customers with many of the options they’ve been requesting from the builder community,” said Marolous Cebulka, Director of Business Development.

Visit the Van’s booth at NE-012-013 or the Lycoming booth at D041-042 for details on these offerings.

SUN ‘n FUN Forums:

Frank Lukachinsky, a Lycoming Field Service and Support Engineer, will lead two forums addressing the care, maintenance and troubleshooting of Lycoming engines. Lycoming will offer this forum twice during SUN ‘n FUN.

Lycoming Engine Care and Maintenance Forums
Thursday, April 6th, Time: 9:00 a.m., Location: CFAA-5
Saturday, April 8th, Time: 9:00 a.m., Location: CFAA-5


In addition, aerobatic pilots Michael Goulian and Sean Tucker are scheduled to sign autographs at Lycoming’s booth on Thursday, April 6. Check Lycoming’s social media accounts for details.

About Lycoming:

Lycoming Engines specializes in engineering, manufacture, service and support of piston aircraft engines. With a factory in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lycoming piston engines power more than half of the world's general aviation fleet – both rotary-wing and fixed-wing and also provides engines for military training schools and other specialized applications. Lycoming Engines is an operating division of Avco Corporation. More information is available at

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