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Kerosene engine certified in Europe

Centurion has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of the 155 horsepower Centurion 2.0s kerosene-fueled, piston engine in the Cessna 172. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the STC to Centurion, the subsequent sales company to the insolvent Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH.

Cessna models 172F to S can now use the engine. First deliveries begin in June. Certification is expected soon for the Robin DR400 Ecoflyer and Diamond DA40 TDI.

The Centurion 2.0s is the more powerful version of the well-established Centurion 2.0. With an identical weight, it generates an additional 20 hp. “Everyone who was impressed by the flight performance of the Cessna 172 with the Centurion 2.0 will be enthusiastic about the Centurion 2.0s,” said Centurion CEO Jasper M. Wolffson.

With the Cessna 172S model, the new engine increases the maximum takeoff weight limit from 2,450 pounds to 2,550 pounds. Cruising flight fuel consumption is 6.4 gph at a speed of 115 KTAS (at 70 percent power, 6,000 feet). The takeoff distance over a 50-foot obstacle using the Centurion engine is 1,617 feet. The range with the 44.5 gallon standard tank is 665 nautical miles.

Alton Marsh
Alton K. Marsh
Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.

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