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Apr. 05, 2007
Thielert supports aid projects in East Africa

  Lichtenstein/Saxony – On Easter Monday, April 09, 2007, private pilot Hartmut Hofmann will take off on an aid mission to East Africa in a Cessna 172 equipped with a Centurion kerosene piston aircraft engine from Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH. Hofmann is to assist two social projects in East Africa. One of them, attended by the children’s aid organisation "Kindernothilfe", based in Duisburg, improves the situation of former child soldiers; the second is an AIDS awareness project aimed at fishing villages on Lake Victoria. The HIV/AIDS infection rate in the region is estimated to be as high as 80 percent.

On April 04, 2007, Jasper M. Wolffson, Head of Sales & Service at Thielert, presented a cheque to pilot Hartmut Hofmann in support of his work with the aid projects. The company is thus following up its commitment to last year’s "World Flight for Hearing", that demonstrated what hearing-impaired people can achieve with the help of technical aid, by supporting additional social projects.

Thanks to the efficient kerosene engine, Hofmann and his two co-pilots are hoping to slash fuel consumption during their flight over Italy, Greece, Egypt and Sudan to less than ten litres per 100 kilometres. That would represent double the cruising range of conventional avgas engines.

In addition, the problem of fuel supply is significantly simplified, as Centurion engines are not affected by the scarcity of avgas but can instead be run on kerosene, which is available worldwide.
The flying aid mission will be shown on an "almost-live" webcast on Plus, the aid mission will be documented in a photo presentation at the international "Diesel Fly In 2007" in Breitscheid.

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