Looking for alternatives

  • 12-Aug-2008 10:33 EDT
Mooney Airplane Co. has entered into a joint engineering project with Rolls-Royce to explore using the RR500 as an alternative-fuel (Jet A) powerplant to complement the current Mooney product line. Mooney’s participation in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s Future Avgas Strategy and Transition Plan and Mooney’s experience in building high-performance airframes make the two companies logical partners for the new project. The benefits of developing the RR500 to power a four-person aircraft include improved global fuel availability in emerging markets.
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