Continental Motors signs deal for Diesel Engine upgrade

imgresContinental Motors Group Ltd has announced that Aerodynamics Malaga S.L. (Aerodynamics), a Spanish flight training school, will retrofit sixteen aircraft with the Continental Diesel jet fuel piston engine.

Aerodynamics is an EASA ATO and Part 145 maintenance organisation based in Malaga, Spain, which 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 sixteen Cessna 172 aircraft from the standard Lycoming avgas-fuelled 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 authorised Continental Motors’ Diesel Engine Service Centre. 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 Centre Program.

“We are proud to have this opportunity to equip one of the most recognised and largest flying schools in Spain with our Continental Diesel engines”, said Ken Suda, President, Continental Motors Germany. “With the Continental CD-100 Engine Series, Aerodynamics is deliberately opting for a fuel-efficient and easy-to-operate Diesel engine that runs on jet fuel”, Suda continued.