Friedrichshafen (Germany), 17 April 2015—The Continental Motors Group Ltd, an AVIC International Holding Corporation company, announced the validation of additional diesel certifications thereby adding more countries to its expanding sales and service network. EASA certifications for CD-100 series jet fuel diesel engines are now active in Russia, South Africa, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and India.
Russian and South African aviation authorities have already validated the Continental Motors Group’s (CMG) EASA STC’s, produced by CMG’s Technify Motors GmbH. This development makes available in these key markets the benefits of fuel efficient and easy to operate CD-135 and CD-155 engines which operate on plentiful diesel and jet fuel. The STC’s cover Cessna 172 and Piper PA-28 models currently equipped with expensive AVGAS technology engines.
CMG received further Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Indian authorities for the installation and operation of its Diesel cycle piston aircraft engine CD-135 in its fleet of 70 the Cessna 172 aircraft, opening this key emerging market to our complete line of fuel efficient and easy to operate CD-100 products.
The aviation authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also validated the engine type certification of the CD-100 series.
Unlike the competitors, Continental diesel engines were developed to be easily integrated with existing cowlings and no weight penalty. "With nearly 4,500 engines manufactured, and more than 4.5 million hours in service, our line of diesel engines are the industry leaders offering our customers world class safety and reliability, making CD-100 series the best choice for flight schools and private owners all over the world. We have worked hard and effectively since market introduction in 2002 to continuously improve and refined our products. Given worldwide availability of jet fuel, both professionals and private operators benefit from CD-100 series engine’s high reliability and significant total operating cost advantages. This makes flying affordable, whether you are running a Flight Academy or flying for fun", explained Ken Suda, Director, Continental Motors Group and President Technify Motors GmbH.
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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 diesel (jet fuel) 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.
Technify Motors GmbH is the leading manufacturer for certified Continental Diesel (jet fuel) piston aircraft engines for general aviation, and has been part of the Continental Motors Group since July 2013. Continental Diesel have a global network of more than 350 authorized service centers to support worldwide customers. Altogether, 4,000 plus Continental Diesel engines delivered to date have successfully completed more than 4 million flight hours. Technify also produces engine components and engine applications for defense and automotive industry. More information can be found at www.continentaldiesel.com and www.technify.de.