Continental Motors® Diesel engines are world-class benchmarks in GA, with over 5 million flight hours logged and the most engines in operation across the globe. They are favored by flight schools and specified by major OEMs including Cessna, Diamond, Mooney, Glasair, Piper and Robin. These advanced diesel engines operate on automobile diesel (DIN 590) and universally-available aviation fuel kerosene (Jet Fuel, Jet-A). Each is certified to the requirements of FAA, EASA and a further 78 countries. New CD-135 and CD-155 engines (after December 1st 2015) are now rated to a TBR of 2,100 hours.
Our CD-135 Jet A piston engine for General Aviation generates a take-off power of 99 kW (135 hp). The CD-135 is a turbo-charged, 4-cylinder in-line engine which has been EASA certified since August 2006 and FAA certified since October 2006. Its predecessor has been certified by the European Aviation Authorities since May 2002 and by the FAA since October 2003. The weight of all CD-135 engines is identical to 1.7 l engines, enabling a direct replacement.
Our CD-155 Jet A piston engine for General Aviation generates a take-off power of 114 kW (155 hp). The CD-155 is a turbocharged, 4-cylinder in-line engine which is EASA and FAA certified. The CD-155 runs on both jet fuel and diesel (DIN EN590), and accepts any combination of the two.
For more power, with the same reliable performance and all the benefits of Continental Motors® Diesel, the CD-200 series extend our diesel capacity
still further. The huge potential of our diesel engines is recognized by a growing number of OEMs and STC specialists, who continue to adopt them and pass on the benefits to their customers.
Both the CD-135 and the CD-155 engines are available as a complete retrofit kit. These kits include the engine, the engine mount, the propeller, the dual redundant FADECs, all wiring harnesses, electronics, instrument panel gauges, accessories and parts required to transform an aircraft and install a JETA engine.