Both the CD-135 and the CD-155 engines are available as a complete retrofit kit. These kits include the engine and all parts and accessories to install a Jet A engine on an existing airframe. The kit includes: engine, engine mount, propeller, dual redundant FADECs, all wiring harnesses, electronics and instrument panel gauges. Over 930 items are included in the kit.
Our retrofit kits are certified by EASA, the FAA and many other national authorities. Over 78 countries have already certified or accepted the installation of our Jet-A engines and retrofit kits.The kit is delivered pre-installed, with engine already fitted on the engine mount, engine accessories in place. This simplifies the retrofit process and eliminates a great deal of assembly work.
Prior to delivery, we test the entire engine system, electronics, cooling, heating and intercooler on own dynamometers. This guarantees that the engine is running perfectly and that all the major systems are functioning nominally.
Each retrofit kit is fully customized for the intended airframe and comes with a installation manual dedicated to the model of airframe retrofitted. Installations are performed by Installation Centers that have received a specific training allowing them to perform a flawless installation in the shortest time possible.
In addition, aircraft manufacturers offer retrofit services on their airframes. Diamond Aircraft® offers CD-155 retrofits on the twin engine DA42, Robin Aircraft® may retrofit selected airframes of the DR400™ line.
First, the original engine is removed and the firewall completely exposed.
The new Diesel engine is delivered ready for installation, already
on the engine mount.
The engine, electrical harnesses and accessories are installed.
The automatic constant speed propeller is bolted to the engine.
The engine cowlings are reinstalled.
During the installation, the fuel system is modified and new tank caps are installed. Special markings are set, to avoid any misfuelling possibility.
The aircraft is now ready for a ground run and the first flight test.
Selected airframe with a Garmin® G1000™ integrated avionics suite can also benefit from a Diesel retrofit. Call us for more information.