ICP srl

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ICP srl
Privately held company
IndustryAerospace, automotive
Founded1980
FounderTancredi (Edi) Razzano
Headquarters,
ProductsWiring harnesses, automotive brake wear indicators, kit aircraft
Websitewww.icp.it
ICP M09 engine

ICP srl is an Italian wiring harness, automotive brake wear indicator and aircraft manufacturer founded by Tancredi (Edi) Razzano in 1980 and originally based in Piovà Massaia. The company relocated to Castelnuovo Don Bosco in Piedmont on 10 September 2009. ICP specializes in the design and manufacture of kit aircraft for amateur construction.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

History[edit]

ICP was founded in 1980 to produce wiring harnesses for the automotive, electromechanical and domestic appliance markets. In 1984 the company expanded into designing and producing wear indicators for disc and drum brakes for cars, industrial vehicles and motorcycles. The company provides wear indicators that are used by Alfa Romeo, Audi, Citroen, Chevrolet Corvette, Daf, Ferrari, Fiat, Iveco, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, Peugeot, Renault and Volvo.[10][11]

In the late 1990s Razzano decided to use the considerable investment he had made in CNC machining to produce kit aircraft, beginning with the ICP Bingo and Savannah aircraft.[10] The use of the CNC machines allowed kits to be produced at low cost, making the company very competitive in the kit aircraft market.[4] Zenith STOL CH 701 designer Chris Heintz considers the Savannah an unauthorized copy of his design.[12]

On 15 January 2012, ICP announced a collaborative production effort with Zenair of Canada to produce the Zenair CH650 at their plant, under the designation CH650Ei.[2][13]

ICP is currently developing an aviation engine, designated the ICP M09. The engine was designed by Franco Lambertini, previously with Moto Morini motorcycles. The M09 has no parts in common with other Lambertini motorcycle engines, but is a clean-sheet design for aviation use.[14] The engine is a four stroke, two cylinder, four valve, 1,223 cc (75 cu in) powerplant that delivers 115 hp (86 kW) at 7000 rpm and is capable of inverted flight. The first flight on an ICP Savannah S was on 18 December 2014.[15]

Aircraft[edit]

Summary of aircraft built by ICP
Model name First flight Number built Type
ICP Amigo Two seat, low wing, kit aircraft, production completed
ICP Bingo Two seat, high wing, kit aircraft, variant of the Savannah
ICP Savannah 650 Two seat, high wing, kit aircraft
ICP Vimana 2006 at least 7 Two seat, high wing, kit aircraft
ICP Ventura high wing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 180. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  2. ^ a b ULM Technologie (2012). "A new collaboration between ICP and Zenair". Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  3. ^ Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 60. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ a b Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 143. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster UK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  5. ^ ICP srl (10 September 2009). "Inaugurazione". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  6. ^ "ICP e Zenair insieme in Europa". vfrmagazine.net. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  7. ^ "BRETTERSA AVIACION / Bingo". aviacionulm.com. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Experimenter - February 2013". epubxp.com. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Bingo! 503". ulm.it. 22 January 2001. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  10. ^ a b ICP srl (2003). "Company". Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  11. ^ ICP Automotive (n.d.). "Company". Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  12. ^ Zenith Aircraft Company (n.d.). "STOL CH701". Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  13. ^ Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 88. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  14. ^ "I.C.P. Bolt-On 80-to 150-HP Engine". 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  15. ^ "VOLA IL MOTORE ICP M09". volosportivo.com. Retrieved 5 March 2015.

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