Continental Motors Receives Production Certificate from FAA to Assemble CD-100 Series Diesel Engine Retrofit Kits in North America
Mobile, Alabama, April 16, 2015 – Continental Motors Group (CMG), an AVIC International Holding Corporation company announces receipt of Production Certificate from FAA to assemble the CD-135 and CD-155 Diesel Engine Retrofit Kits in North America. By expanding final assembly of the diesel engine retrofit kits globally, customers will benefit with increased availability and improved lead times. The engines that are produced for these kits will continue to be manufactured at Continental Motors’ plant in St. Egidien, Germany.
CMG has selected its Continental Motors Services (CMS) division in Fairhope, Alabama for the final assembly and installation of the CD-135 and CD-155 diesel engine retrofit kits. Retrofit kits will be stocked at CMS and listed on www.ContinentalMotors.aero by Q2 2015. An announcement with more detail will be coming out soon. CMS continues to grow and offer an ever expanding line of services with locations in Fairhope and Mobile, Alabama as well as Medley, Florida.
“We are quite pleased to receive this certification allowing us to streamline the supply chain and increase availability to our distribution centers”, stated Rhett Ross, Vice President, AVIC International and Director, Continental Motors Group “This is an exciting time for the companies of CMG as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities and in turn benefit our customers” added Ross.
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AVIC International Holding Corporation was set up in 1979, with majority shares owned by Aviation Industries of China (AVIC). Headquartered in Beijing, AVIC International delivered over 147 billion RMB in revenue in 2013. The company has over 70,000 employees across 400 subsidiaries and is located in over 50 countries. AVIC International is a well-diversified company, with holdings in International Civil Aviation, Trade & Logistics, Retail & High-end Consumables, Real Estate and Hotel Management, Electronics Manufacturing, and Natural Resource Development. More information can be found at www.avic-intl.cn.
Continental Motors Group, Ltd. of Hong Kong, China is a subsidiary of AVIC International Holding Corporation of Beijing, China. Its mission is to provide advanced gasoline and Jet-A piston engine products, spare parts, engine and aircraft services, avionics equipment and repairs as well as pilot training for the general aviation marketplace. Continental is an international operation employing approximately 450 team members in Mobile and Baldwin counties, Alabama, USA; 200 team members in St. Egidien, Germany; and 8 team members in Beijing, China. More information can be found at www.continentalmotors.aero.
Continental Motors Services, Inc., (CMS), a subsidiary of Continental Motors Group is located in Fairhope and Mobile, Alabama, USA. CMS is a primary source for general aviation services since 1996 and employs 26 full time people. CMS offers a variety of aviation services including overhaul/repair for Continental and Lycoming engines, cylinder overhaul, propeller repair, avionics services, turbine maintenance and repair, business aircraft maintenance services, fuel sales, parts sales and major aircraft repairs.