Thielert Tosses Operators a Service Life Extension

Thielert Aircraft Engines, currently under insolvency administration in Germany, has doubled the service life of the fuel feed pump for its Centurion 1.7 and 2.0 diesel aircraft engines. Thielert insolvency administrator Bruno Kübler announced the increase in service life for the pump to 600 hours, from 300 hours, reduces the hourly operating costs for the engines by 10 Euros ($13.31) for the 1.7 and eight Euros ($10.65) for the 2.0 powerplant. The company also said work is ongoing to similarly increase the service life of clutches and transmissions, but those extensions are "not yet possible for safety reasons," according to a company release.