It is with great sadness that we share the loss of our friend and mentor, Jerry Olenik, who went West on March 20th, 2018. Jerry was the tech behind HKS, and one of the most knowledgeable experimental Aircraft people we ever met. The loss of Jerry is a loss for all Aviation enthusiasts, and all that knew him.  

Godspeed, Jerry.


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HKS 700E 60hp Aircraft Engine - ASTM Compliant - 1000 Hour TBO! 

Quicksilver Aircraft Northeast LLCis the World-Wide distributor of the HKS 700E engines and accessories.  We offer sales, service/support and parts supply for the engines.  Mr. Hiroshi Kato, the engine's designer, is the technical liaison to Quicksilver N.E.


The HKS 700E is a 60HP, horizontally opposed two-cylinder, four-stroke engine, and meets ASTM Consensus Standards for Special Light Sport Aircraft installation.  Its reputation for reliability and economy of operation is well noted in aviation community.  The engine has a 1000 hour TBO and a fuel burn around 2 gph at cruise settings.


Quicksilver N.E. has been HKS dealers since 2004 and is a factory trained service provider.





HKS was founded by motorsports legend Mr. Hiroyuki Hasegawa, in 1973. 

Mr. Hasegawa was the force behind the development of the HKS 700E Light Aircraft Engine, which is one of the most successful engines ever developed for light aviation. 

Mr. Hasegawa was a former engineer for Yamaha Motor Company, and in 1973, he and his partner, Goichi Kitagawa, started HKS in a dairy-farming shed at the foot of Mount Fuji, in Japan.  In July of 1974, Mr. Hasegawa engineered and built the first commercialized turbocharger kits for passenger automobiles, and subsequently developed turbocharger upgrades and bolt-on turbocharger kits that became the foundation of HKS.  From their humble beginnings, HKS grew into one of the world’s leading suppliers of aftermarket performance parts for both the racing and consumer markets.

Mr. Hasegawa left this earth on November 9th, 2016 at the age of 71.  his presence will be greatly missed by all those that knew and worked him.


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The HKS 700E is a 60HP, horizontally opposed two cylinder four-stroke engine.  The 700E uses a combination of technology and simplicity to achieve the twin goals of high power output and reliability.  The 700E is a very high quality product.  Every major component was designed for light aircraft use and is made from the best materials and techniques available. HKS 700E Aircraft Engine with Type 4 Exhaust