Continental Motors Group has raised the TBR (time between replacement) of its diesel CD-100-series engines to 2,100 hours, significantly lowering operational costs. The lifetime increase affects all CD-135 and CD-155 engines manufactured since December 1, 2015.
Several design improvements engineered over the last two years have made the improvements possible. Both the CD-135 and CD-155 are now rated to a TBR of 2,100 hours—the CD-155 increases from 1,200 hours, and the CD-135 increases from 1,500 hours. Additionally, the gearbox and timing chain will be rated for 1,200 hours once EASA issues final paperwork.
Continental’s CD-100 family of compression ignition engines are extensively used in flight schools around the world and have been chosen by OEMs such as Cessna Aircraft (Cessna 172 JTA Skyhawk), Diamond Aircraft (DA40 and DA42), Glasair (Sportsman), Mooney Aircraft (M10), Piper Aircraft (Archer DX) and Robin New Aircraft. Retrofit kits for many popular airframes are also available.
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