In anticipation of the first U.S. customer deliveries of the Centurion 1.7 jet fuel/diesel piston engine powered Diamond DA42-TDI Twin Star aircraft, Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH will hold a series of monthly maintenance training seminars. The seminars will be held at Superior Air Parts Engine Build Center in Dallas.
The seminar will give Diamond Aircraft Service Center technicians, as well as independent aircraft maintenance technicians, the opportunity to receive personalized training on the maintenance and diagnostics of the new engine.
Along with its use as a production engine for the new Diamond DA42-TDI aircraft, the Centurion 1.7 also is STCd as an aftermarket replacement engine on Cessna 172s and soon the Piper PA-28 series aircraft.
The first seminars will be held March 20. Each of the two-day seminars will give technicians familiarity with the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance requirements of the engine, including the Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and Electrical Data Logging systems.
Successful completion of the seminar will earn technicians factory authorization to perform inspections and maintenance on the engines. It will also put the certified maintenance shop in compliance with factory Service Bulletin, TM TAE 000-0003, which states that the maintenance facility will be trained and equipped with specific tooling.
Seminar graduates will also have access to Thielert’s proprietary web site to download the latest versions of relevant manuals, forms, Service Bulletins and Authorization Request Platform.
There is a $4,150 fee for a facility to become a factory authorized Thielert Centurion 1.7 Service Center. The fee covers the basic tool set required to service the engine, including Thielert’s CAN Interface Software FADEC Service Tool and all the hand tools necessary for basic inspection and maintenance of the engine.
Each Service Center will be able to send one technician to a seminar for no cost. (The fee does not cover the cost for travel, room and meal expenses for the attendee). A second technician can attend the seminar for an additional $600.