Adept Airmotive

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2nd Floor, Front Office Unit, Hangar 7, Virginia Airport
KwaZulu-Nata  3625
South Africa
+27 31 573 2214
+27 31 563 1351
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Adept Airmotive

Flight testing of ADEPT Airmotive's 320 horsepower, turbocharged engine is in progress. The advanced new 120 Degree V6 piston engine, installed in the all-composite South African Ravin 500 Aircraft took off effortlessly at Durban's Virginia Airport on 23 July 2010.

The first flight, using standard MOGAS, was successfully conducted by Test Pilot Neville Matthews, who was accompanied by ADEPT's Managing Director, Richard Schulz. The engine is designed to use MOGAS, AVGAS or BIOFUEL and sets new standards in efficiency and low environmental impact.

ADEPT Airmotive’s core activities are the design, development and manufacture of a range of General Aviation engines for the light aircraft market. The company is based at Virginia Airport, Durban, where it has its design and administration offices and an Engine Assembly and Testing facility. Casting production occurs at the incubation foundry, set up in conjunction with the University of Johannesburg in Gauteng.

In 2003 ADEPT Airmotive was formed when a South African private equity company, Tanglewood Private Equity (Pty) Ltd. joined forces with the company founders: Richard Schulz, Geoff Cronje and Raymond Bakker. In February 2007, the Innovation Fund, a government funding program administered by the South African Department of Science and Technology purchased a 25.1% share of the company.

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