Continental receives EASA type certificate for CD-170 engine

The newest aero diesel engine from Continental, the higher power CD-170, has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The first aircraft to be fitted with the certified CD-170 is Tecnam’s P2010 TDI four-seater.

The Jet- A-burning CD-170 engine is a part of Continental’s CD-100 series of engines. Continental says it plans to apply for other foreign validation type certificates for the CD-170.

“We are pleased to reach this significant milestone for the CD-170 engine‚” said Jurgen Schwarz, Executive Vice President of Global Engineering of Continental Aerospace Technologies.

“This milestone represents the dedication of our team and our commitment to advancing Jet-A technology. This engine design demonstrates innovation through our enhanced fuel system that provides an additional level of redundancy, making it a safe and reliable option.”

The 170-horsepower engine has a higher power output achieved through several internal design features, including an increased fuel injection rail pressure and adjusted injection time.

Continental CD-170

CD-170 spec
1991cc, 4 cylinder, inline diesel, producing max power of 170 DIN hp/125kW
DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 83 x 92 mm
Compression ratio 15.5:1
Common rail fuel injection with FADEC system
Liquid cooled
Wet sump
Dry weight 156kg


  1. I wonder if this sort of Jet-A / Diesel burning engine could be a viable replacement engine for my Cherokee 180 one day?

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