[New Richmond, Bridgnorth and Stockholm, 17 December 2015] – Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) has uniquely leveraged the strength and stiffness of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI), together with a ‘flat V’ engine design, to establish a new benchmark for general aviation applications. Based on a CGI cylinder block, the 4.3 litre, eight-cylinder design results in a compact, low profile engine package that provides ease of installation, durability and low aerodynamic drag. The use of CGI enabled EPS to engineer a clean sheet Aviation Diesel engine that is setting new standards in weight, size, reliability, and most importantly, fuel consumption. Initial testing of the pre-production engine has demonstrated specific power of 105 horsepower per litre (77 kW/l), resulting in an output of 450 horsepower (332 kW). The installed wet weight of the 450 horsepower diesel engine package is within 45 pounds (20 kg) of alternative 350 horsepower (257 kW) air-cooled turbocharged engines currently used in aero applications.