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Engines The Company
Model Military Number Name
c.1983 447    
c.1986 503    
1996 914    
Rotax made engines for snowmobiles which were occasionally purchased for use in ultralights.  Today, Rotax is part of Bombardier and has sold over 100,000 aircraft engines.


1920: Rotax Werk AG is founded in Dresden.

1943: Operations moved to Austria.

1962: First Rotax engine is installed in a Ski-Doo snowmobile

1970: Bombardier acquires Rotax

1982: Rotax begins aircraft engine production

Related Websites
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