Centurion Aircraft Engines AG & Co. KG, based in Lichtenstein, Germany, is now offering an upgrade program for its piston aircraft engine Centurion 1.7. Owners can take advantage of a money-back offer for unused flight hours if they choose to upgrade to the next-generation Centurion 2.0 by Aug. 31. The Centurion 2.0 also delivers 135 hp and its weight is identical to the 1.7. In addition it offers a 50% longer lifetime, company officials said. As with all Centurion engines, the maximum engine performance is also equivalent to the maximum continuous output in cruise flight.
After receiving a Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of Centurion 2.0s engines with 155 hp into the Cessna 172, the company launched its next campaign, an upgrade program for pilots with Centurion 1.7 engines. All types of aircraft with Centurion 1.7 engines can be equipped with the Centurion 2.0 engine, including Cessna 172, Piper PA28, Robin DR400, as well as Diamond DA40 and DA42 aircraft.
Each newly manufactured Centurion 2.0 is accompanied by a voucher for the free supply of a replacement clutch and gearbox at 300 hours, as long as these components are not yet approved for 600 hours. The upgrade program is now valid until the end of August for retrofitting 1.7 engines to Centurion 2.0. Currently, delivery within four weeks is guaranteed for 2.0 upgrade kit orders. In addition, Centurion Aircraft Engines will reimburse € 7.50 (about $9.22 USD) for each unused flight hour up to the 1,000th hour via the service center placing the order (up to €1,500 total reimbursement … about $1,844 USD). The reimbursement will be issued after the removed Centurion 1.7 has been returned to Centurion Aircraft Engines.
For more information: Centurion.aero