Continental Motors Group now offers its CD-100 diesel series for the retrofit of existing aircraft in China.
“We plan to support the growth of the Chinese pilot training market with a tailor-made concept. Flight schools will benefit from significantly lower cost operating a fleet of Continental diesel engines as compared to avgas powered aircraft,” said Ken Suda, Director, Continental Motors Group (CMG) and Managing Director of Technify Motors GmbH, the German subsidiary of CMG.
CMG has filed for Chinese Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) of the installation of its diesel piston aircraft engines CD-135 and CD-155 in the Cessna 172, Piper PA-28 and Diamond DA40. This means that existing Cessna models 172 F to S and Piper PA-151/161 and 181 as well as all DA40 can be equipped with diesel engines when STC will be granted in 2015, company officials said.
The CD-155 is the more powerful version of the CD-135. With an identical weight, it generates an additional 20 horsepower enabling the aircraft better performance under heavy duty conditions like hot-and-high, officials add.
All CD-100 series engines run on Chinese Jet Fuel No. 3, which is available on every Chinese airport.