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Feb. 23, 2007
Fleet operator extends fleet with Centurion engines
Lichtenstein/Saxony – Another fleet operator has made his decision for further aircraft equipped with Thielert engines. Flight Training Adelaide (FTA), an Australian College in South Australia, has ferried the first four of seven ordered DA42 Twin Star equipped with each two Centurion kerosene piston aircraft engines built by Thielert Aircraft Engines. The crew of several pilots arrived on February 15, 2007 in Adelaide after a smooth ferry flight from Austria to Australia. Again, the Centurion engines were able to demonstrate their reliability and safety. The DA42 was also used for some trips over the Atlantic Ocean and a flight around the world.
The state-of-the-art Centurion kerosene piston aircraft engines excel not only in reliability and safety thanks to the redundant FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control), but also in ease of maintenance and simple operational handling. Furthermore they reduce operation cost up to 60 percent due to lower fuel consumption and lower fuel price of kerosene. So the engines are of peculiar interest for flight schools, charter companies, clubs, and every pilot who wants to enjoy lower operating costs for fuel and service.
FTA is a well-reputed flight school and an authorized service center for Centurion engines. Diamond Aircraft Industries is the third largest manufacturer of fixed-wing aircraft for general aviation. Diamond was able to deliver 33 percent more aircraft in 2006 than in the previous year. One reason for Diamonds above average growth is the best selling models equipped with Centurion engines. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has reported a growth of 11.6 percent for the total market.