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air engine

n
1. (General Engineering) an engine that uses the expansion of heated air to drive a piston
2. (General Engineering) a small engine that uses compressed air to drive a piston
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9-litre Twin Air engine that generates 85bhp, and a 95bhp 1.
The new two-cylinder Twin/ Air engine, the latest development of the TwinAir uses a high-efficiency turbocharger; an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head; a Start&Stop fuel-saving system and a new intake valve control system to provide an even more enticing combination of power and efficiency.
The aircraft has also witnessed mid- air engine failures, particularly in the last two years.
Utilizing over three times the waveform memory of the previous generation, the AiR engine provides sensational dynamics, damper resonance and even compensates for the speed at which hammers strike strings at different velocities and key ranges.
The system combines a gasoline engine with an air engine which is used at speeds under 70mph.
A group of the Dearman Engine Company (DEC), MIRA, Air Products and Loughborough University has secured an IDP8 grant from the Technology Strategy Board, Britain's innovation agency, for the construction and testing of a liquid air engine fitted in a commercial vehicle.
Utilizing more than three times the waveform memory of the previous generation, the AiR engine provides sensational dynamics, damper resonance and even compensates for the speed at which hammers strike strings at different velocities and key ranges.
The difference is that in a compressed air engine, the pistons are moved by air and not gasoline.
Our ideas ranged from a heat exchanger - in which heat from one liquid would be transferred to another - to a hot air engine.
The group, which has around 400 staff at its air engine part factory in Sunderland, posted underlying pre-tax profits of pounds 410m for the first half of 2008 - 8% ahead of last year and slightly ahead of City forecasts.
The Energine company has created its PHEV (Pneumatic-Hybrid Electric Vehicle) that uses a two-stroke compressed air engine for start, acceleration, and uphill climbs.
Meanwhile future of air engine makers Rolls Royce was hanging in the balance, eventually surviving by a restructuring plan.