Continental CD-135 Jet-A Engine

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    Our CD-135* jet fuel piston engine for General Aviation generates a take-off power of 99 kW (132.8 hp). The CD-135* is a turbocharged, 4-cylinder in-line engine which has been EASA certified since August 2006 and FAA certified since October 2006. Its predecessor, the Centurion 1.7, has been certified by the European Aviation Authorities since May 2002 and by the FAA since October 2003. The weight of all CD-135* engines is identical to 1.7 engines, enabling a straight replacement.

    The CD-135* is certified for the use of both kerosene and diesel (DIN EN590) and is running with the two fuels in any mixture ratio. The engine has a time between replacement (TBR) of 2,100 hrs.

    4-cylinder, in-line diesel cycle engine, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, common rail direct injection system, turbo charged, liquid cooled, FADEC, wet sump oil system and reduction gear engines.

    Engine work principle

    Turbo diesel engine

    Cylinder, Configuration

    4, in-line

    Valve gear


    Intake system

    Common rail direct injection


    Liquid cooled

    Oil System

    Wet sump oil system

    Electrical System

    Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)

    Prop Drive

    Reduction gearbox with integrated clutch (ratio i = 1:1,69)

    Approved propeller

    3-blade propeller of MT with hydraulic variable pitch (MTV-6 series)


    1991 cm³121.5 in³


    83 mm3.26 in


    92 mm3.62 in



    Dimensions (WxLxH)

    778 x 816 x 636 mm30.63 x 32.12 x 25.04 in

    Dry Weight

    134 kg295.4 lbs

     *Not available for any new program. Please see CD-155 engine. 


    Max. Power up to 6,000ft 99 kW 135 HP
    Max. Continuous Power 99 kW 135 HP
    Power Best Economy 71 kW 97 HP
    Recommended Load 75%  
    Power constant available max. power at respective altitude  
    Torque at propeller 410 Nm 302 ft./lb
    Torque at propeller (Best Economy) 340 Nm 250 ft./lb
    Prop RPM max. and take off 2300 RPM  
    Prop RPM best economy 2000 RPM  
    Prop RPM over-speed tested 2660 RPM  
    Engine RPM max. and take off 3890 RPM  
    Engine RPM best economy 3380 RPM  
    Engine RPM over-speed tested 4500 RPM  
    Consumption in cruise flight 15-20 l/hr 4-5.3 gal/hr
    Specific fuel consumption 214 g/kW hr 0.35 lb/HP hr

    Electrical System

    Electrical system Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
    Voltage 28 V, optional 14 V
    Alternator performance 1680 W (28 V), optional 1260 W (14 V)
    Current / Voltage 60 A (28 V), optional 90 A (14 V)
    Compact Engine Display 0.3 kg 0.66 lbs

    Operating Fluids

    Certified Fuels Diesel (EN 590), Jet A, Jet A-1
    Usable Fuels (UAV) Diesel (EN 590), Jet A, Jet A-1, JP-5, DEF STAN 91-86, JP-8, DEF STAN 91-91, JP- 8+100, Chinese Jet Fuel No 3
    Oil Shell Helix Ultra 5W30; Shell Helix Ultra 5W40; AeroShell Oil Diesel 10W-40; AeroShell Oil Diesel Ultra
    Cooling Liquid 50% Water; 50% BASF Glysantin; G48/ Glysantin; Protect Plus
    Gear Oil Shell EP 75W90 API GL-4


    Lifetime Up to 2100 hrs or 12 years
    Type Certification EASA, FAA, in 60 countries
    Supplemental Type Certification DA40, DA42, C172, PA28, DR400

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