As an airline Captain with extensive international experience, an FAA A&P/IA, and an FAA National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year, Adrian Eichhorn knows a lot about long-distance flying and high-quality engine overhauls.
So, when he rebuilt the Continental IO-470 engine in preparation for his first round-the-world trip, Eichhorn put his trust in Superior Air Parts’ Millennium Cylinders.
“When I rebuilt my P-35 Bonanza in preparation for my around-the-world flight in 2016, I knew my factory cylinders used so much oil that I’d run out of it before I ran out of gas,” Eichhorn said. “That’s one of the many reasons I rebuilt my Continental IO-470 with Superior’s Millennium Cylinders. My research convinced me that they would deliver the performance, reliability, and efficiency I needed.”
Eichhorn said that the Millennium Cylinders performed flawlessly on that flight, and all his Bonanza trips since. Whether flying across an ocean or across town, they have truly earned his trust.
In preparation for his next great adventure Polar Flight 2020, Eichhorn and his Bonanza are facing an even more daunting challenge: The North Pole.
“Even though we are attempting the flight in late spring, the temperatures and weather along the route will be extreme,” he explained. “Because of that, I’m upgrading to a more powerful IO-550 engine. It will enable me to climb faster and carry more fuel for the 17-hour flight across the North Pole from Norway to Alaska.”
When Pinnacle Aircraft Engines rebuilt the Continental IO-550, Eichhorn insisted on nothing but the best –– Superior Air Parts Millennium Cylinders and piece parts.
“I’ve talked to other pilots who have completed the North Pole trip, and they’ve all said that engine temperature management is critical,” he said. “One of the biggest challenges is the requirement to climb quickly to avoid moisture and freezing. That puts a lot of strain on the cylinders.”
“I’ve got total confidence that my Millennium Cylinders are more than a match for what Mother Nature has in store for the trip,” Eichhorn said. “If I didn’t, you can bet that they would not be on my airplane for this or any other flight.”
So whether you’re flying around-the-pattern or around-the-world, put your trust in the number-one brand of replacement cylinders for Continental and Lycoming engines – Millennium Cylinders, designed and manufactured in Texas, by Superior Air Parts.