For years, customers have enjoyed Continental® Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts for Lycoming®* engines. In 2017, Continental® introduced Prime™ as the new name for this well-established line of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) manufactured parts. Customers now recognize Prime™ for its parts as well as engines and their quality, dependability, and value of our FAA-approved premium parts.
Continental® is committed to our new line of Continental Prime™ certified engines, designed as a drop-in replacement for existing engines from other manufacturers currently used in multiple aircraft. Prime™ engines represent an upgrade, as they not only meet all the requirements to replace other engines, but they also incorporate design and manufacturing improvements to bring more reliability, durability, and trouble-free operation at the best price available on the market.