Chinese-owned US engine company Continental Motors is changing its name to Continental Aerospace Technologies as part of a global rebranding.
“Continental Aerospace Technologies is evolving rapidly,” said Christopher Kuehn, vice-president.
“We are adding more products to our portfolio, and covering all the needs of general aviation with both gasoline and Jet-A fuel engines.
“Bringing our brand into the 21st century is only the first step in 2019,” he continued.
“We will continue to announce new service initiatives, new products and disruptive technologies, demonstrating our commitment to continuously improve our value proposition to our customers.”
Continental was founded in 1905, starting with radial engines. Over the years, Continental has added turbo-charging, fuel injection, balanced fuel injectors, liquid cooling and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC).
Continental supplies certified engines to Cirrus and Piper among other OEMs. It has taken over and developed the German line of turbodiesel aero engines, and also the Titan line of engines for experimental aircraft. It is now owned by China’s AVIC corporation.