Continental Aerospace

Aircraft Jet-A Engines

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ is a global leader in General Aviation. Continental is the only company to offer a full range of gasoline and diesel engines, PT6 overhaul, as well as avionics and interiors services.

Best of all Continental deliver all of this to you with a complete set of product choices at competitive prices. All delivered with exceptional quality, service, and value.

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Certified Jet-A Engines

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Jet-A engines are world-class benchmarks in General Aviation, with over 7.1 million flight hours logged and more than 6,000 engines delivered in the field. They are favored by flight schools and specified by major OEMs including Cessna® , Diamond® , Mooney® , Glasair® , Piper® , and Robin® . These advanced diesel engines operate on universally-available aviation fuel kerosene (Jet Fuel, Jet-A and other certified aviation Jet fuels). Each is certified to the requirements of FAA, EASA and a further 78 countries. New CD-135 and CD-155 engines (after December 1st 2015) are now rated to a TBR of 2,100 hours.

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The Retrofit Kit ‒ The Firewall-Forward-Kit

Both the CD-135 and the CD-155 engines are available as a complete retrofit kit. These kits include the engine and all parts and accessories to install a Jet A engine on an existing airframe. The kit includes: engine, engine mount, propeller, dual redundant FADECs, all wiring harnesses, electronics and instrument panel gauges. Over 930 items are included in the kit.

Our retrofit kits are certified by EASA, the FAA and many other national authorities. Over 78 countries have already certified or accepted the installation of our Jet-A engines and retrofit kits.The kit is delivered pre-installed, with engine already fitted on the engine mount, engine accessories in place. This simplifies the retrofit process and eliminates a great deal of assembly work.

Certified Jet-A Engine with 155 HP


The Continental® CD-155 jet fuel piston engine for General Aviation generates a take-off power of 114 kW (155 HP) at 2300 RPM. The CD-155 is a turbocharged, 4-cylinder in-line engine which is EASA and FAA certified. The CD-155 runs on both jet fuel and diesel (DIN EN590), and accepts any combination of the two.

The engine has a time between replacement (TBR) of up to 2,100 hours or 12 years. Despite the improved performance, the CD-155 weighs as much as the CD-135.

Certified Jet-A Engine with 135 HP


Our CD-135 jet fuel piston engine for General Aviation generates a take-off power of 99 kW (132.8 hp). The CD-135 is a turbocharged, 4-cylinder in-line engine which has been EASA certified since August 2006 and FAA certified since October 2006. Its predecessor, the Centurion 1.7, has been certified by the European Aviation Authorities since May 2002 and by the FAA since October 2003. The weight of all CD-135 engines is identical to 1.7 engines, enabling a straight replacement.

The CD-135 is certified for the use of both kerosene and diesel (DIN EN590) and is running with the two fuels in any mixture ratio. The engine has a time between replacement (TBR) of 2,100 hrs.

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Continental Aerospace Technologies™ is a vertically integrated manufacturer of piston aircraft engines with over 100 years of continuous operation.


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