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Apr. 19, 2007
Air Show News: AERO 2007

  Thielert: Air Show News, AERO 2007

- EASA certification – diesel power for the Cessna 206
- Certifications increase sales potential in the USA
- Service center in France
- Aid flight to East Africa: current status

Friedrichshafen, April 19, 2007 – Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH, a subsidiary of the listed company Thielert AG, announced current news from the company today at the AERO 2007 air show. As already announced last year at the ILA, integration of the 350 HP kerosene piston aircraft engine Centurion 4.0 is being pushed forward in other aircraft. Just last week, the company received the supplemental type certificate for installation in the Cessna 206 Stationair. Even last month, the company was able to announce certification of the Centurion 2.0, the successor model of the tried and tested Centurion 1.7, in a large proportion of the Cessna 172 models. This once again increases the sales potential for the modern kerosene piston aircraft engines considerably in the US market and worldwide. Worldwide service for the kerosene engines is also being constantly improved. Meanwhile, there are already 186 service centers in more than 100 countries, and the service center network will be expanded on a continuing basis. Following the "World Flight for Hearing" last year, Thielert is now supporting another social project with an aid flight to East Africa. The team, which started on Easter Monday in a Cessna 172 equipped with a Centurion engine, is currently in Tanzania.

EASA Certification – Diesel Power for the Cessna 206

Installation of the kerosene piston aircraft engine Centurion 4.0 in the Cessna 206 is now also certified for Europe. On April 13, 2007, the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) granted Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH the supplemental type certificate (STC). Hence, the following models are now certified: U206F and TU206F each with 300 HP as well as the models U206G, TU206G, 206H and T206H each with 310 HP. Presentation flights with the Cessna 206 received a positive response all over Germany. "Quiet, simple, and above all a lot of power," was the unanimous response of the pilots who have already had an opportunity to fly the Cessna 206. Even during the press flight day in December 2006 on the occasion of the opening of the new Thielert plant in Altenburg/Thuringia, the conclusion was positive without exception. "By installing the V8 engine - conditional on the fuselage in the 310 HP or the 300 HP version – the conventional Cessna 206 almost becomes a “new aircraft," says CEO Frank Thielert. In addition, the aircraft is convincing due to the good flight performance. The following performance data is exemplary for the Cessna 206H with 310 HP (228 kW) with MTOW (3600 lbs / 1633 kg):

- Climb (sea level): 1130 ft/min
- Climb to 10.000 ft: 9,2 min.
- Cruise 70% @ 6.000 ft: 145 KTAS bei 43,9 l/Std. (11.6 US gal/hr), 971 NM (1798 km) Reichweite
- Take off distance (50 ft obstacle): 498 m = 1634 ft

FAA Certifications Increase Thielert’s Sales Potential Worldwide and in the USA in Particular

Since March 12, 2007, installation of the kerosene piston aircraft engine Centurion 2.0 in various models of the Cessna series 172 is also certified in the USA. Following certification by the EASA in the fall of 2006, Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH has now received the certification certificate from the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This once again increases the sales potential for the modern kerosene piston aircraft engines considerably in the US market and worldwide. The supplementary type certificate for the Centurion 2.0 applies to installation in the Cessna series 172 F to S and F 172 F to P.

Service Center in France

The worldwide Centurion service center network has been expanded even further. There are now 186 aviation businesses that have been specially trained by Thielert for maintenance and repairs on the Centurion kerosene piston aircraft engines.

"We are proud to have acquired 20 new service centers in France in the past year," says Jasper M. Wolffson, Director of Sales & Service. "As a result, we now have as many service centers in France as we have in Germany." The already well established service center network in France is also the reason why Thielert will separate from Aerosport France at the end of May 2007.

The decision to no longer perform maintenance and repairs through subcontractors of a service center, rather exclusively through well trained, affiliated service centers that are supported directly by Thielert contributed to considerable improvement in quality and service. In the future, training for the interested French service centers in the JAR 147 standard will be provided in French at the headquarters of Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH in Lichtenstein/Saxony.

Aid Flight to East Africa: Current status

The team sponsored by Thielert for an aid flight to East Africa, which started with the sport pilot Hartmut Hofmann on Easter Monday, has now passed Italy, Greece, Egypt, and the Sudan and has arrived in Tanzania.

The three pilots, whose Cessna 172 is equipped with a Centurion kerosene piston aircraft engine, described their experiences in detail in their up-to-the-minute flight blog ( Above all, they also highlight the positive characteristics of their Cessna 172. Thanks to the modern kerosene piston aircraft engine, the supply of fuel on their route turned out to be extremely easy because the Centurion engines are not affected by the shortage of AVGAS. They can run on kerosene, which is available worldwide. "The people at the filling service were astonished when we requested Jet-A1 (kerosene) and not the usual aviation gasoline (AVGAS)," explained Dietmar Roller, one of Hofmann's team members, when describing the first fill-up in Bari, Italy. After stops in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, the return flight is planned for April 21, 2007.


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