Continental Motors Group Ltd. an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company, announced today that it received three new Type Certificate Validations from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). These type certificates authorize the use of the industry leading compression ignition engines, manufactured by Continental Motors at its German operation (Technify Motors GmbH), as a power plant option in China for three of the most popular airframes in general aviation: Diamond DA40D, Piper Aircraft PA28-181 Archer III, Textron Aviation Cessna 172 R & S models.
As of today, these certificates allow Chinese customers to order airframes directly from the aircraft manufacturer with a Continental® CD-100 series Jet-A burning power plant or to retrofit their existing fleet with these engines. Retrofit kits are also available for customers already flying Piper PA28 and Cessna 172 aircraft equipped with Avgas engines.
"We are extremely happy to see the CAAC issue these certificates. These airframes are the most popular in the training market in China. With a compression ignition engine, using Jet-A fuel, readily available globally at lower prices than Avgas, they are even more appealing to professional users.
These power plants are designed for intensive usage, while offering reduced maintenance intervals. For flights schools, this translates into more training hours flown while enjoying very significant fuel economies and reduced maintenance costs.", said Yu Xiaodong, Executive Vice President Continental Motors Group and General Manager of Continental Motors Beijing.
Continental Motors is committed to delivering innovative power solutions to its customers. With over 5,250 engines delivered, most of them in the training environment, and over 5,800,000 hours in flight, its Jet-A engines are mature and have demonstrated their reliability in the field. This makes them the engine of choice for customers that need reliability, exemplary flight line availability, reduced maintenance intervals and costs.
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