AVIC acquires Thielert Aircraft Engines
AVIC International Holding Corporation, a Chinese company that owns Continental Motors has acquired the diesel aircraft engine and manufacturing assets of Thielert Aircraft Engines.
The German company had been administered by a court-appointed administrator after its CEO lost control of the company in 2008.
The acquisition – made through newly formed subsidiary Technify Motors - adds the Centurion line of electronically controlled Jet-A (diesel/kerosene) piston engines to AVIC’s portfolio of general aviation piston engine technology.
Acquired products include the certified Centurion 2.0 series of 135 Hp and 155 Hp Jet-A engines and the certified Centurion 4.0, 350 Hp engine.