AVIC International Holding Corporation, a Chinese company that owns Continental Motors has acquired the diesel aircraft engine and manufacturing assets of Thielert Aircraft Engines.

The German company had been administered by a court-appointed administrator after its CEO lost control of the company in 2008.

The acquisition – made through newly formed subsidiary Technify Motors – adds the Centurion line of electronically controlled Jet-A (diesel/kerosene) piston engines to AVIC’s portfolio of general aviation piston engine technology.

Acquired products include the certified Centurion 2.0 series of 135 Hp and 155 Hp Jet-A engines and the certified Centurion 4.0, 350 Hp engine.

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