A Visit to Teledyne Continental Motors

Lightweight engines, FADEC, diesel engine technology, and alternative fuel research were a few items discussed.

So what does it all mean?

As you can imagine there’s a lot that the general aviation industry, including the aircraft maintenance technician, will have to consider when the day comes we move into an unleaded Av-fuel world. For now this issue is certainly something that we all need to be aware of and watch closely. As was pointed out to all of us in Mobile, an unleaded Av-fuel future will come with changes, and from what I observed TCM is planning on continuing its long tradition of providing general aviation engines into the future.

For current production engines a weeklong training course is offered in Mobile for the aircraft maintenance technician, which covers general theory and inspection topics, manual and service bulletin use, as well as hands-on training for crankcase work, cylinder borescope and removal techniques, and magneto and fuel injection systems. A maintenance training course for the TD 300 is currently being developed. AMT

For more information visit the TCM website at www.genuinecontinental.aero and stop by its display at EAA AirVenture.

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