Today at EAA Airventure, SureFly Partners, LTD announced FAA Approval permitting the replacement of both mechanical magnetos on certified 4 andamp; 6-cylinder Lycoming and Continental-powered aircraft with dual SureFly Electronic Ignitions. The STC allows the installation of two SureFly Ignition Modules ("SIMs") per engine on most piston engine aircraft.
"Today is a historic day and the culmination of years of working with the FAA to enable the replacement of both magnetos on certified aircraft," said Jason Hutchison, General Manager at SureFly Partners, LTD. "Aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers and engine builders have been asking for an easy to install certified electronic magneto replacement for both magnetos and today SureFly is the first to deliver a solution that is as simple as replacing both magnetos."
More than 8,000 customers are already benefiting from using a single SureFly SIM on their FAA certified piston aircraft. This newest approval now permits the replacement of both magnetos eliminating ignition maintenance, eliminating 500-hour magneto inspections, vastly improving starting and providing available variable timing that can save an average of one gallon per hour for many aircraft aircraft owners.
Installation is as easy as replacing a magneto with the simple addition of a power wire. Owners of dual electrical bus aircraft can install two SIMs with no other additions. Owners of single electrical bus aircraft must provide a secondary source of power independent of the primary aircraft battery for the second SIM.
SureFly SIM Availability
SureFly SIMs for 4- and 6-cylinder Lycoming and Continental powered aircraft are available for purchase today.
Founded in 2015, by many of the same people who brought the industry Sky-Tec Starters and Plane-Power alternators, SureFly Partners, LTD was created to make installing an electronic ignition as simple as replacing a traditional magneto.