Good News from Continental on TBOs

Operators of Continental Gold Standard engines built or factory overhauled after February 2012 have an extra 200 hours of recommended time between overhauls (TBO). If they fly at least 40 hours a month, that figure is doubled to 400 hours.

The new published TBOs are effective immediately. Engines with serial numbers 1006000 and higher are included in the increase. Continental president Rhett Ross attributes the increase to improved manufacturing processes that allow finer tolerances, resulting in demonstrably less wear and tear on internal engine parts.

He said, “We are pleased to offer increased TBOs at no increase in price.”

For more information, go to or call Continental customer service at 800-326-0089.

Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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