Along with highly qualified machining experts, we designed our one of a kind piston manufacturing process to our exact specifications, bringing unsurpassed piston quality to Lycoming Engines. Our in-house production line uses robots to turn raw forgings into pistons in as quickly as two minutes, with electronic quality checks at every step throughout the process. Pistons undergo final deburring and a hands on inspection by one of our trained Lycoming factory team members. Look for the part specific serial number on each piston only produced at the Lycoming Factory to enhance part tracking and quality controls. Every cylinder, whether installed in a factory built engine or prepared for shipment into the field, receives the same robust assembly and test processes in the cylinder cell. Each genuine Lycoming cylinder meets our specifications, not just the minimum industry standards. Factory new, rebuilt, and overhauled engines leave the Lycoming Factory with brand new, genuine cylinders. Lycoming builds and tests every engine as though we are going to fly it ourselves. Using one of 16 test cells in the factory, we hot test every engine to verify it matches your requirements and meets the quality Lycoming demands before the engine ships to you. Our data driven testing process helps get your Lycoming powered aircraft in the air faster.