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Aug. 21, 2006
Thielert congratulates the World Flight for Hearing team on the first ever round-the-world flight with Centurion engines

Lichtenstein/Saxony, August 21, 2006 – Last Saturday, the 19th of August, 2006, the World Flight for Hearing team’s Diamond DA42 Twin Star, fitted with two Centurion diesel aircraft engines manufactured by Thielert Aircraft Engines, arrived at Stockholm Barkarby airport in Sweden, where their expedition began, having successfully completed its round-the-world flight. The team, led by the hearing-impaired pilot Johan Hammarström, set off on 15th of March, 2006 to demonstrate what hearing-impaired people can achieve with the help of modern technical hearing aids. This was also the first circumnavigation of the earth with a diesel engine powered aircraft. On this flight, which consisted of several lengthy stages, the pilots were able to make use of the fuel economy and reliability of the diesel engine. In all, the Swedish team covered 32,000 nautical miles (59,000 km), using only 8,000 liters of fuel. The longest stage of the flight from Hilo, HA, USA to Crecent City, CA, USA covered a distance of 2,140 nautical miles and took 12 hours and 53 minutes. Thielert Aircraft Engines congratulates the pilots Johan Hammarström, Martin Håkansson and Henrik Ejderholm on their spectacular round-the-world flight and wishes them many happy landings.

For more information about World Flight for Hearing please contact Martin Håkansson,, phone +46-733 442208 or visit the expedition web site
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