Clarification Regarding FAA Airworthiness Directive 2016-16-12

Continental Motors

Continental Motors Group Clarification Regarding FAA Airworthiness Directive 2016-16-12 Covering Danbury Aerospace Company Produced ECi (Engine Components International) Cylinders

San Antonio, Texas, August 11, 2016 – Continental Motors Group (CMG) an AVIC International Holding Corporation company, was INCORRECTLY named today as the manufacturer of the cylinders referenced in the Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Directive, AD 2016-16-12. Continental Motors wishes to make it clear that the cylinders covered by this AD WERE NOT PRODUCED by Continental Motors Group or any of its affiliates.

In accordance with the AD, the affected cylinders (Danbury Aerospace ECi part number AEC631397) were produced by Danbury Aerospace under the Brand Name ECi from September of 2002 through June of 2009 (last cylinder produced that is affected by this AD was Serial Number 61176). CMG acquired the assets of Danbury Aerospace on July 17, 2015 and has never produced, sold or supported the cylinders referenced in this AD. Therefore, Continental Motors was never involved in the design, production, or distribution of the cylinders affected by this AD. After the acquisition of the assets of Danbury Aerospace, Continental Motors terminated the production of ECi style cylinders for Continental Motors engines, offering its customers genuine Continental Motors Cylinders from its Mobile factory.

Finally, there are no Continental Motors Group produced cylinders that are affected by this AD. Further, any Continental Motors produced cylinder may be used as an approved replacement for any cylinder affected by this AD. Further information related to the specifics of this AD and the affected cylinders should be directed to Danbury Aerospace, Engine Components International, Inc. at 512-766-5490 or


AVIC International Holding Corporation was set up in 1979, with majority shares owned by Aviation Industries of China (AVIC). Headquartered in Beijing, the whole assets of AVIC International are up to 250 billion RMB. The company has over 80,000 employees across 400 subsidiaries and is located in over 50 countries, has 8 list companies. 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

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

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