Welcome to Continental Diesel!
Continental Diesel is in every respect, the leading brand for certified kerosene piston aircraft engines in general aviation: the longest experience, most engines in operation, best tracked liability, most diesel flight hours and the largest service network for diesel aircraft engines.
The Continental Diesel engines are certified according to the requirements of FAA and EASA and additional further 60 countries. They are technically advanced diesel engines which can operate on auto-diesel (DIN 590) and especially with the standard aviation fuel kerosene (Jet Fuel, Jet-A). Continental Diesel engines can be used both as a retrofit and for factory new aircraft and offer the following benefits:
As far back as 2001, the manufacturer of Continental Diesel engines became the first company in the world to receive type certification for its kerosene piston aircraft engines. The company offers state-of-the-art, fuel efficient kerosene piston aircraft engines flight schools, charter companys, clubs, and every pilot who wants to enjoy lower operating costs for fuel and service. Certified installations are available for the most common aircraft like Cessna 172 and 206, Piper PA28, Robin DR400 and Diamond DA40 TDI as well as DA42 Twin Star. Continental Diesel pilots have a global network of more than 300 authorized service centers at their disposal.
Altogether, the some 3,500 plus Continental Diesel engines operated in General Aviation have to date successfully completed more than 3.5 million flight hours. The weight of all Continental Diesel engines 1.7 and CD-135 is identical so that each 1.7 l engine can be replaced by a CD-135 engine.