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Nov 10, 2003
CENTURION 1.7 now FAA certified
Lichtenstein - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - the US-American aviation authority - issued the type certification (TC) according to FAR-33 for the jet fuel piston aircraft engine CENTURION 1.7 on October 29, 2003. The Amercian type certification now opens the way for aircraft manufacturers to integrate the CENTURION 1.7 engine in FAA certified airplanes. After having received the European JAR-E TC already in May 2002 the engine now certifications cover approx. 90 per cent of the world´s market. STC´d retrofit kits for the Cessna 172 will be available in the US from mid of 2004 on.
The CENTURION 1.7 is certified with all accessories:
Gearbox, alternator, starter motor, governor, FADEC system and constant speed unit for the prop, turbocharger system, injection system, vacuum pump and propeller.
The FAA set a life limit of 1,000 hrs. The currently running life extension program will establish an engine life time of 2,400 hrs. US customers - in the same way as European customers - purchase the CENTURION 1.7 with a Pro-Rata-Warranty that covers 2,400 hrs operating time.