Industry News

December 2014 Issue

Diesel Conversion: What’s Involved?

Fuel economy is a given, otherwise all it takes is money. Africair will convert any model Skyhawk, all the way up to a factory-new 2015 model.

Last fall in a press release that few noticed, Continental Motors announced that a big flight school in Spain was converting 16 Skyhawks from Lycoming O-320s to Continental’s CD-135 diesel engines. It escaped much notice because diesel conversions are thought to be a European thing unlikely to gain much traction in the U.S.A Miami-based company called Africair wants to challenge that assumption by buying up recent-model Cessna 172s and transplanting them with Continental CD-135 or…

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