I ordered my IO-390 (non Thunderbolt) engine on May 4 and I have a July 10 production date. Two notes -- (1) this was part of Van's recent notice of accelerated delivery offer, which may or may not still be available and (2) just as others have mentioned, lead times may be engine specific.
For those who have ordered a Lycoming engine through Vans during the covid shutdown, what type of lead times have you been given? I understand theses are estimates. Thanks in advance.
I ordered my IO360M1B engine from Vans last week. The wait time quoted is about 6 months. Thunderbolt engines may take as long as 12 months.
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