Industry News

September 2013 Issue

Continental Thielert Buy: Aiming for Dominance

Rather than developing its own diesels, Continental Motors’ purchase of Thielert and its tweaking of SMA’s base engine makes it a major global Jet A player.

If Continental Motors ever had any doubts about the aerodiesel market, it erased them in July with the stroke of a pen with the company’s acquisition of the bankrupt assets of Thielert aircraft Engines GmbH. Despite a rocky ending for Thielert culminating in the jailing of its founder, Thielert (and Diamond) put aircraft diesels on the map during the last decade. With its own in-house Jet A TD300 and the addition of Thielert, Continental instantly becomes the market volume leader in aircraft diesel.

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