EXHAUST EMISSIONS CHARACTERISTICS FOR A GENERAL AVIATION LIGHT-AIRCRAFT AVCO LYCOMING I0-360-A1B6D PISTON ENGINE

The Avco Lycoming IO-360-A1B6D engine (S/N888-X) was tested at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) to develop a steady state exhaust emissions data base. This data base consists of current production baseline emissions characteristics, lean-out emissions data, effects of leaning-out the fuel schedule on cylinder head temperatures, and data showing ambient effects on exhaust emissions and cylinder head temperatures. The engine operating with its current full-rich production fuel schedule could not meet the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard for carbon monoxide (CO) under sea level, standard day conditions. The engine did, however, meet the proposed EPA standards for unburned hydrocarbons (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) under the same sea level test conditions. The results of testing the engine under different ambient conditions (hot day) are also presented, and these results show a trend toward higher levels of emissions output for CO and HC while producing slightly lower levels of NOx. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Becker, E E
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-142 Final Rpt., FAA-NA-78-49
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM