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 2000A aircraft engine. They are easy to install with the standard Xair mounts, reasonably priced, have great fuel efficiency, a 2000 hr TBO and have proven themselves quite reliable.

Below are links to information of the Jabiru engines.

General Description

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

At 60kg 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 most popular 2-stroke engines.

image006Overall dimensions are extremely small. It’s 596mm (23.46″) 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 Cylinder Horizontally Opposed
  • 1 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 – 1 Pressure Compensating Carburetor
  • 6 Bearing Crankshaft

Engine Specification



Displacement 2210cc
Bore 97.5mm
Stroke 74mm
Compression Ratio 8.3
Rotation of Prop Shaft Clockwise – Pilot’s View – Tractor
Ramp Weight 60kg (132lb) inc. Exhaust, Carburetor, Starter Motor, Alternator & Ignition System & Accessory pack.
Ignition Timing fixed @ 25° BTDC
Firing Order 1-3-2-4
DC Output 10amps – Single Phase
Power Rating 80hp @ 2900 rpm; 85 hp @ 3300 rpm (Revised)
Fuel Consumption Cruse power 0.46 lbs per horsepower hour (274 grams / Kw-hour at cruse power.)
Fuel AVGAS 100/130LL
Oil AeroShell W100 or 15W50 or equivalent aircraft grade oil
Oil Capacity 2.3l (2.2 Quarts)
Spark Plugs NGK D9EA – Automotive