Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Rotax production ends for the 447 and the 503

It looks like the rumours we heard at Avalon, but denied at Narromine are true. The latest issue of Microlight Flying magazine in the UK has informed its readers about the ceasing of production of the Rotax 447 and 503 engines due to the plunging sales of these engines. The 582 will be the only 2 stroke motor Rotax will continue to make.

The Rotax 447 will cease production at the end of 2007 and the 503 at the end of 2008. Spares for both these engines will continue to be available for a further 10 years.

John McKeown