Continental Motors Group reports that Aerodynamics Malaga S.L. (Aerodynamics), a Spanish flight training school, will retrofit 16 aircraft with the Continental Diesel jet fuel piston engine.
Aerodynamics is an EASA ATO and Part 145 maintenance organization based in Malaga, Spain. It operates a fleet of 19 aircraft, 17 helicopters and two simulators. Aerodynamics currently flies two Piper PA-28 with the CD-135 engine and will immediately begin retrofitting the first four of 16 Cessna 172s from the standard Lycoming avgas-fueled engine to the Continental Diesel engine.
In addition to the planned conversion of the remaining aircraft in its fixed wing fleet, Aerodynamics will become an authorized Continental Motors’ Diesel Engine Service Center. Two Aerodynamics’ mechanics were trained at Continental Motors’ location in St. Egidien, Germany, and qualified as certified mechanics after attending the PART 147 factory training as part of the Service Center Program.
“In Spain, the availability of avgas is only guaranteed in well-populated areas, whereas at smaller airports, avgas has to be ordered three or four days in advance. Jet Fuel, on the other hand, is consistently and permanently available at the airports used by flight schools,” said Wolfgang Biereth, Head of Sales EMEA of Continental Motors Germany.
For more information: ContinentalMotors.aero