For More Information Contact: Orin Riddell



September 13, 2001 (Redmond, OR) – In January of this year, Lancair International announced they would fly a turbine engine powered Lancair IV. This dream is now a reality. On July 9, 2001, test pilot Dave Morss flew the first factory Lancair IV powered by a 750-hp Walter 601E turboprop engine. The Lancair IV/IV-P is a four-place, retractable, all composite aircraft that has been in service since 1993.

“In the last 2 months we have now flown the aircraft to Oshkosh and on many other flights. At our factory in Redmond, OR, which is at 3,100’ MSL, one can expect to see climb rates around 4000’/min at 200 KIAS all the way up to the flight levels!” said company pilot, Grant Bailey. “At FL240 the aircraft cruises around 330 KTAS, however, we expect 340 KTAS with future improvements!”

“Along with many new sales inspired by the new turbine, current customers are lining up to convert their Lancair IV/IV-P aircraft to the turbine engine,” said Sales Manager Orin Riddell.

The turbine option for the Lancair IV/IV-P will include a modified firewall, an engine mount, and carbon fiber cowling. For new kits this option is available for $7,500.00; however, current customers can retrofit their standard firewall and order the turbine package for $8,500.00.

“We are offering rebuilt Walter 601E turbines for $84,000, with a TBO of 2000 hours. Currently we are using a prototype 82” 3-blade Hartzell propeller; however, an 84” propeller from AVIA will also be available,” said Riddell.

Founded in 1984 by Lance Neibauer, Lancair has become one of the most successful kit manufacturers in the world. The company manufactures the world’s fastest piston-driven aircraft, and holds several world speed records as well as championships in most major cross-country air races. For more information contact Neico Aviation Inc. at 541-923-2244 or visit

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