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May 29, 2006
Further Supplemental Type Certifications for Piper PA28

  Two years ago, Thielert successfully incorporated the Centurion 1.7 in the Piper PA28-161 as a rebuilt engine. Supplemental type certification for the Piper series PA28-140, -150, -160, -180 and -151 has now been added. To this end, the Piper PA28-160 and -180 were reduced in weight to 976 kg. The EASA as representative of its 27 member countries presented the certificates on May 23, 2006. "The Piper PA28 is one of the most popular aircraft in General Aviation, after the Cessna 172. With these new certifications we now cover almost all series of these two aircraft models", noted Frank Thielert, CEO and founder of Thielert Aircraft Engines. "The strategy of offering pre-assembled installation kits with our motors for used aircraft has been so successful for Cessnas and Pipers that we are going to start offering our kits for Robins in the near future", Thielert added. In total, the Centurion 1.7 has now been approved for more than 25 models of aircraft and is flown intensively. Since the series was launched three years ago, over 200,000 accumulated flying hours have been clocked up using this engine.

On May 2, 2006, the Croatian aviation authority had already approved the EASA certifications for the Centurion 1.7, its installation in the Cessna 172 and Robin DR400, as well as the supplemental type certification for the higher-performance Centurion 4.0. Additionally Australia's aviation authority validated the above mentioned supplemental type certifications for Piper PA28 on May 24, 2006.


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