Aero: Continental Announces Completion Of CD300 Testing


A week after unveiling plans to build a new factory on its Mobile, Alabama, site, Continental revealed that it’s finished up cert work on its six-cylinder 300-HP diesel and that EASA certification is expected shortly.

Continental CEO Rhett Ross made the announcement at the Aero show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, which opened on Wednesday. Continental says the engine will likely find OEM application rather than conversion, as the small four-cylinder CD-155s have. Ross also told reporters in Friedrichshafen that the CD-155 has been approved by both EASA and the FAA for use with Garmin’s new G1000 NXi, but it’s unclear when diesel equipped Skyhawks will be available from Cessna.