Continental Motors Group To Assemble Diesel Kits In U.S.

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Continental Motors Group announced Thursday it received a Production Certificate from the FAA to assemble its CD-135 and CD-155 diesel engine retrofit kits in North America. The diesel engines will continue to be manufactured at Continental Motors’ plant in St. Egidien, Germany, the company said. Meanwhile, Continental has selected its Continental Motors Services division in Fairhope, Alabama, for the final assembly and installation of the engine retrofits. The kits will be stocked at CMS and listed on the company’s website by the second quarter of this year. 

“We are quite pleased to receive this certification allowing us to streamline the supply chain and increase availability to our distribution centers,” said Rhett Ross, vice president of Continental parent AVIC International and director of Continental Motors Group. “This is an exciting time for the companies of CMG as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities and in turn benefit our customers.” The FADEC-controlled, geared liquid-cooled CD-155 and CD-135 engines have been marketed globally for light piston models, especially those used in flight training fleets.