Air Plains Services Now Offers Drop-in EIS for Lycoming 180 hp Pistons  

Air Plains Services, a provider of general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced it is offering the newly certified Lycoming Electronic Ignition System for its Lycoming 180 hp engines. The Lycoming EIS is a drop-in replacement for one mag, requires no maintenance through TBO and “provides precise starts every time,” the company says.

“The new Lycoming EIS is designed and tested to provide trouble-free operation and installation is not an issue,” said Katie Church, head of Air Plains marketing. “We’re offering it now as a stand-alone replacement of one mag and we’ll be adding it to our future XP kits as a no-cost option which we believe will be the most popular way to go.”

The Lycoming EIS, developed with SureFly, has no mechanical parts that wear and features all solid-state electronics providing operators a 2,400-hour operating service time with no inspections, no rebuilds, no overhauls. It promises a more consistent spark with higher accuracy than traditional magnetos and results in a more efficient operation, using less fuel.

Lycoming recommends replacing only one magneto – generally the left or impulse-coupled/starting magneto on most aircraft engines. Since the EIS requires the aircraft’s power to function, Lycoming recommends retaining one conventional magneto for when a redundant power source is not available.

Air Plains has delivered more than 2,500 172XP upgrades based on the Lycoming 180 hp engine and currently offers two STCs designed to meet almost any requirement.

For more information on the Lycoming EIS, call Air Plains at 800-752-8481 or (outside the U.S.) +1-620-326-8904.