My guess is that the majority of E-AB aircraft built in the last 30 years use a 4 cylinder Lycoming, or clone, in the 160 to 210 HP range.
Perhaps one of our statisticians (Ron?) has some data.
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At one time, about 30+ years ago, per kitplane magazine we had over 750+ Airframe Manufactures in the World, now we're down to around 300-350. That was Ultralights, Gliders, Experimental, Para Planes, Light Sport, etc, all lumped together. Rotax held 80% of the World Market for them Small Airplanes. So when they dropped out of the low Corporite Profit 2 Stroke market, that left a great void in the Engine market. The new Hirth Engines for planes has only been around about 15 years, Simonoini about 8-10 years, etc. People didn't Trust them Engines and many still don't. Most of these Engine Companys don't have the Parts & Service for them even today. Big Engine Companies like Continetal & Lycoming have thumbed their nose at the Kitplane market for over 40+ Years. The first Rotax 912 80hp came out in 1993, that's 25 Years ago! Rotax thought they they could make a killing in the Certified Engine market. In the begining they did well with some Military contracts, but things have tapered off, account People/Corporations got Greedy, those different Airframe Manuafactures Prices also went up so that now many peoploe can't afford to buy their products! Those many Kit Planes that flew as Heavy Ultralights for 25+ years, but were really Exsperimental Aircraft, that became Light Sport over night with the change in the Rules, Doubled, if not Tripled in Price also over night! Didn't work to good for many of them, account now their Light Sport Planes are now out of the grasp of many more People. There is about 8 Billion People in the World today, probably only .0000000001% even have a Pilots License, let alone a Light Sport License, since it's hard to find any one who even offers Light Sport Training, after what 12+ years now.
With Big Ticket items (Homes, Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Boats, Guns, Snowmobiles, etc.) all Doubling, if not Tripling in the last 15 years, People just don't have the extra Spendable Income.
Many Young People aren't Building/Restoring Cars, Boats, Planes, Bikes, etc., today.
1990 New Suburban $18,500 out the door.
2001 New Suburban 38,500 out the door.
2018 New Suburban bottom line $67,500 and go up to 87,000 today!
1997 New Crownline 225BR Boat $18,500, same basic Boat today $65,000!
In 1971 there was around 4 Billion People in the World and all the Snowmobile Manufactures sold about 585,000 New Snowmobiles. In 2016 with about 8 Billion People now they sold only 168,000. Why, Poor Marekting, and Greed from to High of Price for their Sleds. Bottom line Sled today about $6000 and go up to $18,000.
If it wasn't for Flight Schools buying Planes, many of this Plane Manufactures would have gone out of Business years ago. I just got back from the East Coast on a Road Trip and a Small Airport by my motel was offering Light Sport Training, $4500+ which is ridiculous for a 20hr License. 10hrs with Instructor and 10hrs Solo.