Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine.
Continental Motors has partnered with ASI Innovation of Reims, France, to acquire the Type Certificate, inventory and manufacturing rights for the F406 twin engine turboprop formerly produced by Reims Aviation of Reims, France.
OSHKOSH — With funding from its Chinese owner, Continental Motors is embarking on development of a line of diesel engines ranging from 160 hp to 350 hp.
Continental President Rhett Ross reported at AirVenture said that the company plans to certify its first diesel engine this year, and have it on the production line by the first quarter of 2013.
AVweb is reporting that Mattituck Services, one of the northeast’s longest-established engine shops, will close at the end of May, according to officials at Continental Motors, who said that some of the 23 affected employees will move to Continental’s facility in Fairhope, Alabama, which offers similar services on overhauls and factory service.
Continental Motors, Inc. has introduced its TSIO-550-N1B, expanding turbo normalized engine options for Cirrus SR22 aircraft. Current owners now have the opportunity to enjoy the same powerful turbo performance as a new SR22T aircraft, company officials said.