US engine manufacturer Continental Motors has been re-branded as Continental Aerospace Technologies, it was announced overnight.
Continental manufacturers a wide range of avgas-fueled engines, Jet-A and diesel fuel, engines for experimental aircraft and a range of accessories such as ignition systems, alternators and turbo-chargers.
"Continental Aerospace Technologies is evolving rapidly," said Christopher Kuehn, VP of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support. "We are adding more products to our portfolio, and covering all the needs of general aviation with both gasoline and Jet-A fuel engines.
"While we continue to innovate and bring new technologies to the market, we are also working to enhance our service, support and manufacturing. This is one of the key components to offer superior performance to our customers. Bringing our brand into the 21st century is only the first step in 2019.
"We will continue to announce new service initiatives, new products, and disruptive technologies, demonstrating our commitment to continuously improve our value proposition to our customers."
The 115-year-old is based in Mobile, Alabama, but is owned by Chinese consortium AVIC. It has supplied avgas engines in power ratings from 90-300 hp for aircraft such as the Cessna single series, Mooney 20R and Acclaim, Piper Malibu and turbo Arrow, Beech Baron and Bonanza and the Cirrus SR series.
CD-series diesel engines have been fitted to Piper's Archer DX, Robin Aircraft, Glasair, C172 and Diamond's DA40 and DA42.
Over the years, the company has claimed innovative firsts such as turbo-charging, fuel injection and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC).