Continental Motors Extends TBOs up to 400 Hours

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April 9, 2013 – (Mobile, AL) – Continental Motors, Inc. announces TBO increases up to 400 hours on Gold Standard Factory produced engines.  The majority of engine models manufactured after February 2012 will see TBOs increase by 200 hours with frequent flyers receiving up to 400 hours.


In 2012, Continental Motors introduced its Gold Standard Factory Rebuilt and New Engines. These engines incorporate improvements in technology and manufacturing processes that have allowed us to increase the TBO. The increased TBO is affective on nearly all Continental Motors Factory produced engines beginning in February 2012 as designated by serial number 1006000 and higher. Nearly all models will receive the benefit of a 200 hour increase over the existing TBO.  Aircraft owners that fly 40 hour per month will receive up to 400 hours.


“For more than 85 years Continental Motors has strived to deliver the most technologically advanced, highest value piston aircraft engines to the general aviation market.” stated Rhett Ross, President of Continental Motors.  “We are pleased to offer increased TBOs at no increase in price as we continue our commitment to enhancing the ownership experience.” continued Ross. 


Complete details on the new extended TBO are included in Service Information Letter (SIL) 98-9B.  Additional information is available at  or by calling Customer Service at 800.326.0089 or 251.436.8292.


AVIC International Holding Corporation of Beijing, China, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, engages in aviation, trading and logistics, real estate, and industrial investment businesses in China and internationally.  Within the aviation market, its operations include parts trading, spare parts supply, piston aviation engine manufacturing through Continental Motors, Inc., flight training, and after sales support.

Continental Motors Inc. of Mobile, AL has been a recognized world leader in the development of aviation products for over 100 years. The company’s aircraft piston engine leadership stretches from the A-70 radial engine, which established a new level of smoothness and reliability, to the engines for the Voyager aircraft, which successfully circumnavigated the globe without refueling.  Continental Motors, Inc. currently manufactures a full line of products that power the majority of the high performance certified piston aircraft of today.