number of engines produced, Lycoming is the world's largest
aircraft engine company. More than half the general aviation
fleet is powered by Lycoming engines.
is formed in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
1929: As a subsidiary of E.L. Cord's Auburn
Auto Co., Lycoming produces its first aircraft engine, the R-680.
1932: Lycoming Manufacturing becomes part
of the Aviation Corporation (AVCO). The company becomes known
as Avco Lycoming.
1951: Lycoming hires Dr. Anselm Franz,
designer of the World War II Jumo 004, and begins work on turboshaft
1985: Avco is sold to Textron which renames
the company Textron Lycoming.
1995: The jet engine business at
Stratford, Connecticut is sold to AlliedSignal
The piston engine business remains Textron Lycoming.