• Our History

    •   1905

      Creation of original Continental® Motors, Muskegon, Michigan

    • 1906

      Type ''O'' 45-hp engine is developed to power aircraft

    • 1929

      A-70 radial, seven cylinder engine is introduced

    • 1930

      A-40 four-cylinder engine is introduced to aircraft

    • 1936

      W670 radial is developed

    • 1938

      A-50 is added to the lineup to power the Piper Cub and Taylorcraft

    • 1940

      A65 engine is developed and widely used for the Grasshopper fleet

    • 1945

      Six-cylinder E-185 developed for Beechcraft Bonanza

    • 1946

      After the war, light plane industry expands rapidly. Continental® sold 34,358 engines

    • 1950s

      A-65 developed into the more powerful C-90 and eventually to the 100-hp C-200. The latter powered one of the most important airplanes ever: the Cessna 150

    • 1954

      O300A, successor to the C-145 powered many aircraft including Cessna, Taylorcraft and Aeronca

    • 1960s

      Turbocharging and fuel-injection are brought to general aviation by Continental®

    • 1964

      Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly around the world solo. She flew a Cessna 180 powered by a Continental® O-470

    • 1966

      Continental® opens location in Mobile, Alabama

    • 1984

      Continental® produces TSIO-520-BE for Piper Malibu. It sets new efficiency targets for piston engines

    • 1986

      Powered by Continental® engines, the Rutan Voyager is the first piston-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the world without refueling

    • 1997

      NASA selects Continental® to develop and produce GAP, a new 200-hp engine that operates on Jet-A fuel

    • 1999

      Continental® develops and tests its first FADEC-equipped engine

    • 2002

      FADEC IOF240 and IOF550 series engines Type Certified

    • 2004

      Columbia Aircraft begins production of the 400 using Continental® TSIO-55-C. Liberty Aerospace certifies the new XL2 Aircraft with Continental® FADEC IOF240B

    • 2009

      Continental® develops and FAA certifies the O200 Lightweight Engine. With a reduced weight of 199 lbs. it is best in class for all training aircraft worldwide

    • 2010

      Continental® launches CD-200 series engine and unleaded Avgas development

    • 2011

      Flight Design selects Continental®  new IO360-AF (Alternative Fuel) engine for their four seat C4 aircraft

    • 2011

      Continental® is acquired by Technify Motors (USA) LTD, a subsidiary of AVIC International, strengthening the companies market access

    • 2012

      TSIO550-N1B Factory Turbocharged Engine is Type Certified for the Turbo Normalized Cirrus SR22

    • 2013

      Continental® starts rate production of its first Turbo Diesel

    • 2013

      Acquisition of Thielert Aircraft Engines assets. Continental® offers a complete range of certified Diesel engines for General Aviation

    • 2014

      CD-230 Diesel engine certified in China

    • 2014

      First Flight of CD-300 300 hp Diesel engine

    • 2014

      Acquisition of Southern Avionics

    • 2015

      Continental® offers Nickel Silicon Carbide coated cylinders. NiC3™ cylinders available for most popular piston aviation engines

    • 2015

      Continental® acquires the assets of Danbury Aerospace, including ECI™, Titan Engines™

    • 2016

      Continental® Diesel CD-135 and CD-155 Diesel engines TBR increased to 2100 hours. More than 6,000 engines delivered and over 7,100,000 flight time hours worldwide

    • 2019

      Continental® moves to the next chapter with global rebranding and brand identity change to Continental Aerospace Technologies™

    • 2020

      CD-170 Jet-A piston engine developed into Tecnam Aircraft P2010 TDI

    • 2020

      CD-300 Jet-A piston engine developed into Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG

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