Friday, October 14, 2011

Continental Motors engines chosen

MOBILE, Ala. – Continental Motors was chosen by Germany’s Flight Design to provide engines for its new four-seat airplane. Continental, located at Brookley Aeroplex, hopes to sell engines for 50 of the planes in 2013, when production begins. That's projected to grow to 100 engines in 2014 and 200 in 2015. Continental's six-cylinder IO-360-AF engine will burn traditional leaded aviation gas as well as unleaded fuel. Earlier this year, China’s AVIC International Holding Corp. bought Continental from Teledyne Technologies. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 10/13/11)