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Jabiru Engines

The Jabiru engines, made in Australia have proven to be reliable and reasonably priced engines for light sport aircraft.

The Xair and Xair H Aircraft are particularly well suited for the Jabiru 2200A aircraft engine. They are easy to install with the standard Xair mounts, reasonably priced, have great fuel efficiency, a 2000 hour TBO and have proven themselves quite reliable.

General Description

The Jabiru 2200cc Aircraft Engine is a 4-cylinder 4-stroke horizontally opposed air cooled engine.

At 132 pounds installed weight it is the lightest 4-cylinder, 4-stroke aircraft engine of this output manufactured in the world. It can be installed in an aircraft at the same weight as some popular 2-stroke engines.

Overall dimensions are extremely small. It's 23.46 inch width allows tractor applications with very small frontal areas. The Jabiru engine is designed for either tractor or pusher installation.

It is an ideal replacement for the Rotax 582, 2-cylinder, 2-stroke engine which powers many of the existing light aircraft. Surprisingly, it is the same weight as the Rotax 582. It is also a lightweight, smaller-package alternative to all of the VW derivative engines and the Rotax 912. It is an engine designed by aircraft designers for aircraft applications!

Engine Description

  • 4 Stroke
  • 4 Cylinders, Horizontally Opposed
  • One Central Camshaft
  • Push Rods
  • Over Head Valves (OHV)
  • Ram Air Cooled
  • Wet Sump Lubrication
  • Direct Propeller Drive
  • Dual Transistorized Magneto Ignition
  • Integrated AC Generator
  • Electric Starter
  • Mechanical Fuel Pump
  • Naturally Aspirated - One Pressure Compensating Carburetor
  • 6 Bearing Crankshaft

Engine Specification


134.86 cubic inches (2210 cc)


3.84 inches (97.5 mm)


2.91 inches (74 mm)

Compression Ratio

8.3 to 1

Rotation of Prop Shaft

Clockwise - Pilot's View - Tractor

Ramp Weight

132.28 pounds (60 kg) Including all of the following: Exhaust, Carburetor, Starter Motor, Alternator, Ignition System, and Accessory pack.

Ignition Timing

fixed @ 25 BTDC

Firing Order


DC Output

10 amps - Single Phase

Power Rating

80 hp @ 2900 rpm; 85 hp (64KW) @ 3300 rpm (Revised)

Fuel Consumption

Cruise power: 4 Gallons per hour or 15 liters per hour, or 0.46 lbs per horsepower hour or 274 grams/Kw-hour.


AVGAS 100/130LL


AeroShell W100 or 15W50 or equivalent aircraft grade oil

Oil Capacity

2.2 quarts (2.3 liters)

Spark Plugs

NGK D9EA - Automotive

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