Jet-A engines are now commonly used in general aviation. High utilization operators, such as flight schools, aerial work companies and surveillance operators, have transitioned to Jet-A engines. They offer significant savings on fuel burn and maintenance costs and down time. Jet-A engines, by using the Diesel cycle, burn less fuel (30 to 40 % less when compared to AvGas engines). Furthermore, Jet-A, in most regions of the world, is significantly cheaper than AvGas. In addition to this, scheduled maintenance intervals are significantly reduced when using a jet fuel piston engine. This means more hours flying and less hours in the maintenance hangar.
Continental Motors® is the undisputed leader in Jet-A piston engines. We offer three series of engines, each with a specific power range and unique advantages.
The CD-100 series offers two different engines: the CD-135 and CD-155. They both offer many innovative features, including dual redundant electronic engine management (FADEC), a gearbox with torsional damper and adaption of its fuel system for jet fuels. As a result, it offers unrivaled safety, comfort, cost-effectiveness and overall performance when compared to conventional AvGas engines: