Germany-based Centurion Aircraft Engines AG & Co. was awarded a supplemental type certification for the installation of the Centurion 2.0s kerosene piston aircraft engines with 155 hp in the Robin DR 400 Ecoflyer at the AERO show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The certificate was presented by Dr. Norbert Lohl, Certification Director at EASA, at the Centurion booth.
Centurion officials also celebrated the unveiling of Flight Design’s mock-up of its new C4, a four-seater piston single, at Aero. The manufacturer of light sport aircraft is planning to install Centurion 2.0s in this model. “We want to develop the optimal four-seater aircraft for the market,” reports Head of Technology Oliver Reinhardt. “Engineers often put their focus on certain details for a new system, while pilot schools and private owners sometimes have completely different expectations and focuses. That’s why we have made a concentrated effort to involve possible future C4 owners in the development phase.” Those interested in having their voice heard can visit the company’s website and fill out the corresponding survey.
In addition, Centurion’s long-standing cooperation with Shell Aviation resulted in the approval on April 12 of a new motor oil designed for diesel aircraft engines: the AeroShell Oil Diesel Ultra. Shell Aviation presented the new product with two informational presentations each day at its trade fair stand.
Centurion was also able to present visitors with further progress being made in the areas of environmental friendliness and service. For example, the Centurion 2.0s fulfills the stricter requirements for noise reduction as stipulated by the German Noise Abatement Ordinance and can land at airports with correspondingly tough regulations – just like aircraft equipped with the Centurion 2.0. On the service side, the company introduced additional FBOs that have joined its network. New service centers for Centurion engines include CAE Global Acadamy Evora in Portugal, Reetek United Aircraft Engineering in China, and Riviera Plane Maintenance in France. With the addition of Riviera, there are now 190 service centers in Europe.
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