The 155-hp Centurion 2.0s engine is now certified in Europe for retrofitting the Piper PA28.
The Cherokee, Cadet and Warrior I to III series are among the best-selling general aviation aircraft of the last decades with a worldwide fleet topping 33,000. The series 28-151 and -161 have been certified for the Centurion 2.0s, which is a more powerful version of the Centurion 2.0.
Despite having identical weight and dimensions, its power exceeds the basic model by 20 hp, company officials said.
“A modern diesel piston engine in one of the best proven airframes of general aviation makes the Piper an everyday partner. With 20 hp more power thanks to the Centurion 2.0s, it will also become a top performer,” said Centurion’s CEO Jasper M. Wolffson.
The Piper PA28 is the fourth aircraft model — after the Cessna 172, Diamond DA40 and Robin DR400 — that can be equipped with the Centurion 2.0s. The Diamond DA42 is to follow.
At 100% load, it reaches a top cruising speed of 133 KTAS. This 100% performance can be obtained up to an altitude of 8,000 ft, company officials said. The average fuel consumption of jet fuel or diesel (DIN EN 590) during flight is 22.1 l/h at a speed of 110 KTAS (at 70% power, 6,000 ft.). The range with a standard tank is up to 850 nm (all values with MTOW and standard ISA).
Like all aircraft equipped with a Centurion engine, the PA28 also has a fully electronic engine and propeller control system with single-lever control. The time between replacement (TBR) for the Centurion 2.0s is currently 1,200 flight hours. The goal is to extend the TBR to 1,500 hours, as it is the case for the Centurion 2.0, company officials noted.
First deliveries will commence early this summer.
For more information: Centurion.aero
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