Austro Engine AE80R
MidWest AE80R

The Austro Engine AE80R is an aircraft Wankel engine that was first run on 8 January 2013 and was under development by Austro Engine of Wiener Neustadt.
Development of the AE80R started in 2010 based on the 41 kW (55 hp) Austro Engine AE50R. The AE80R is intended to power light-sport aircraft, ultralight aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The AE80R incorporates dual FADEC-controllers, a lossless lubrication system to reduce oil consumption. It was intended to weigh 27 kg (60 lb) and produce 60 kW (80 hp).
The engine is described as being vibration free.


Type: Aircraft Wankel engine
Dry weight: 27 kg (60 lb)
Power output: 60 kW (80 hp)
Oil consumption: lossless
Power-to-weight ratio: 2.2 kW/kg (1.3 hp/lb)