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Sept 08, 2003
50 Diesel Aircraft Flying with CENTURION 1.7

  Lichtenstein/Germany - CENTURION 1.7, the jet fuel aircraft engine for General Aviation, now powers 50 aircraft of customers. The engine has proven itself as reliable, safe and comfortable. The electronic analysis simplifies maintenance in significant way. For this reason now over 5,000 h have been flown. The supplemental type certification for the retrofit kit of the engine for Cessna (F) N and P was validated in several european countries, too.

The hundredth year of powered flight saw the CENTURION 1.7 jet fuel aircraft engine making its big breakthrough. Series production is underway, the engine is being shipped and fitted. In the meantime, over 50 customer aircraft fly with the CENTURION 1.7. It is fitted as a series engine in forty Diamond DA40 aircraft. A further forty Diamond DA40 are to be shipped before this year is out. Ten Cessna 172 have already been retrofitted with this jet fuel aircraft engine. Added to this, are the OMF Symphony, which made its maiden flight in June, the Diamond DA42 Twin Star and a Robin DR400.

The engine is proving to be reliable in all the aircraft. Within the scope of the 'Live Extension Programme', designed to prolong the time between replacement (TBR), some 5,000 flying hours have already been flown. The electronic diagnostic system ensures short maintenance times. Diamond succeeded in resolving teething problems with the fuel supply in the DA40 by publishing a service bulletin. The cooling air supply on the airframe side is currently being enhanced so as to permit even better cooling at high temperatures during climbing flight.

Following Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Hungary have now validated the Supplemental Type Certification for the Retrofit-Kit of the Cessna 172 N and P. The validation process in England and the Netherlands is due to be concluded shortly.


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