Limbach Flugmotoren (Limbach Flightmotors) is a German company that produces aircraft engines. The company is named after Peter Limbach who expanded his father's engine repair business in the 1970s in Königswinter.
By May 2006, Limbach had produced more than 6000 engines for light aircraft, ultralight aircraft and airships. Many Limbach engines are based on the Volkswagen flat-4 boxer unit with displacement of up to 2.4 litres, and up to 160 BHP in the turbocharged model.
In a letter dated 25th August 2011, the company announced that it would be closing by late 2011, saying "Years of ever increasing regulations and requirements have been choking us. Our efforts to operate in that environment were not successful because we cannot provide the necessary resources. Additionally there are government activities that hinder our current business and we cannot make plans for the future."
In late 2012 it was announced that the Limbach assets had been sold to Mr. Chen Shuide.
1998-2012: Kotthausener Str. 5, Konigswinter, Germany, D-53639
Limbach produce 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines from 15 to 125 kW for paragliders to cruising aircraft. The engines have electronic engine management with electronic fuel injection, no mixture control, no choke, and no carburettor preheating. With an electrically adjustable propeller, you only need to preselect the speed and accelerate.