RED aircraft GmbH

Innovative aviation engine manufacturer located in Adenau, Germany. RED aircraft has approval from EASA and the FAA to produce high-performance engines, for use in several aviation platforms. RED is a member of the German Aerospace Industry Association. EASA approved and certified Design Organization according to standard ISO 9100. The company provides a range of contract manufacturing services utilizing its state-of-the-art equipment, technical expertise, fast turnaround, and passion for excellence


Lightweight, all-aluminum, compression-ignition, internal combustion 12-cylinder engine in 80° V configuration. High safety level & Redundancy Concept with 2 independently operating cylinder banks, independent circuits for each engine bank. High efficiency and low fuel consumption at partial engine load, transient and hot & high conditions. Very good altitude performance. Designed for manufacturability and ease of maintenance. Type Certified at EASA TC.E.150, FAA and IAC


RED engines are qualified for all categories-classes-types of CS-23 and CS-27 aircraft, which are supposed for Utility, Commuter, Aerobatic or Agricultural Application. The RED A03 can potentially provide a best-fit for Helicopters, Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), Hybrid Airships and Hybrid-Electric Aviation.


Full-Authority-Digital-Engine-Control (FADEC) certified to design assurance level B (DAL-B). The engine is controlled via a fully redundant Electronic-Engine-Control-Unit. The single power control lever operation reduces pilot workload and increases safety. The FADEC is certified according to the civil aviation standards DO-178B for Software and DO-254 for Hardware.

RED A03-003

500 HP Basic Configuration. Best Fuel Economy.

RED A03 100 Series

500 HP. Derivative of A03-003. Ready for Aerobatic Application.  -7g to +9g approved. Inverted flight capability.

RED A03 300 Series

Increased Take-Off Performance. Derivative of A03-003. Dismounted Reduction Gearbox. Provisional Application. Rotary Wing. Hybrid and APU. Airship.

RED A03 200 Series

Increased Take-Off Performance. Derivative of A03-003. Designed for Very High-Altitude Application. Provides Full Take-Off power up to 25.000ft. Operational Altitude up to 50.000ft. Twin Stage Turbocharger Induction System


Significantly higher continuous and maximum take-off power rating, than other piston engines on the market. Certified to use aviation kerosene, Jet-A1. Potential increase of aircraft payload, maximum operation speed and range. Potential shorter runway & on-route climb time. Better hot & high performance. 20-40% lower fuel consumption, positively impact the fuel operation costs. Digital engine control (FADEC) certified to HW/SW DAL B standard


Lower price. Significantly better fuel efficiency and result in reduction of fuel operation costs. Potential increase of maximum flight range, due to much lower fuel consumption. MRO cost reduction. Potential to use shorter runway, due to non-existing spool-up time. Generally better hot & high performance, compared to non-derated turbines. Lower noise and exhaust gas emissions


The RED A03 engine was designed to support a cost-efficient maintenance. The engine is equipped with modern instrumentation to allow a precise control on the engine health status. The FADEC is measuring, processing and storing engine data and providing all the required information to the operator and service personnel. RED aircraft develops its own tools to access the engine data and to support the on-condition maintenance strategy, so that the operator can benefit from. Minimized unscheduled downtime. Supports early maintenance decisions. Increasing the operation safety while having a detailed diagnostic and failure prediction in advance. Giving the engine performance feedback. Optimized scheduling and planning of the spare components or spare engines needed. Financial benefits and reduced maintenance costs.


On request RED aircraft GmbH can provide a flight-ready aircraft installation kit.

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