Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from the Air Force to develop an Advanced Sealing System for Aircraft Rotary Engines

ROCKLEDGE, FL — November 23, 2018 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 32-year-old Brevard County manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all Made in the USA, has been awarded a contract from the Air Force to develop an Advanced Sealing System for Rotary Engines.

Mainstream will develop advanced sealing technologies for heavy fuel engines used on Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The Air Force, Navy, and Army operate RPA’s that are powered by small engines. It is currently a DoD directive to transition to a single battlespace fuel, which would inherently be a diesel-like fuel such as JP-8. Incorporating advanced sealing concepts into RPAs has the potential to increase engine efficiencies, reliability, durability, and to achieve current DoD objectives.

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development, and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge R&D that has resulted in advanced, American-made, cost-competitive products. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition thermal control, energy storage, and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel engines, thermal control units, biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProducts™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, turbomachinery, chemical technology, and materials science.