FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 24th, 2020

Contact: Tracey Gregorash, General Manager – t. 204.772.0800


Successful P&W Sessions Lay Foundation For Expansion into Opposed Piston Engine Training

Winnipeg, Canada – Due to the consistent success of its Pratt & Whitney R985 Training Sessions, AeroRecip is pleased to announce training sessions for Lycoming & Continental piston aircraft opposed engines. The first session will be held on March 6th during the Central AME Tradeshow at the Polo Park CanadInns Hotel in Manitoba’s capital.

Facilitated by Aero Recip Technical Advisor Wayne Cathers, training is a multi-media, two-way exchange between Aero Recip and session attendees, with Cathers focusing on Lycoming & Continental engine theory and maintenance accompanied with real world experiences. Each participant receives a Lycoming & Continental Engine Theory & Maintenance Training Certificate, and a session handout featuring each PowerPoint presentation slide with excerpts from the Lycoming & Continental Overhaul Manual.

Cathers has worked on piston engines with Aero Recip for almost 30 years, as both a hands-on technician and trouble-shooting expert. According to Tracey Gregorsh, General Manager at Aero Recip, “When it comes to piston engines, Wayne has seen and heard a wide cross-section of challenges. The knowledge he’s gained in the shop and in the field over the years is invaluable to our training session participants.” For Gregorash, the training sessions also present an opportunity to build solutions collaboratively with engineers and pilots in the field. “There are so many twists and turns to the challenges we face. We’re so much stronger when we put our heads together. We’re able to solve a variety of challenges unique to these engines.“

By adding opposed engines to Aero Recip’s training session programs, Gregorash sees that the company is serving a greater goal. “There is a shortage of emerging talent in aviation. We have a lot of work to do as an industry to transfer knowledge to all generations including youth who are building their career plans.”

In the meantime, the training session features operational cutaway engines. Participants can see the Lycoming TIO 540 and the Continental IO 520 in action, which enhances the learning experience. The day ends with a tour of the Aero Recip shop complete with refreshments.

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Call 1.800.561.5544 to register for information on our March 6th next training session.


Aero Recip Canada Ltd. is a Canadian family-owned company and the largest piston engine aircraft overhaul facility in Canada. Working out of our 31,000 square foot facility in Winnipeg, Aero Recip specializes in engines & accessories, engine parts, and oil coolers.