Converting the 172 Skyhawk
Break free from Avgas and switch to readily available Jet-A fuel!
Conduct your flight training in a Skyhawk 172 retrofitted with a Continental Diesel Engine and significantly reduce your operating costs.
With over 60 retrofits to date, Africair, Inc. specializes in converting the Avgas powered 172 Skyhawk to the Jet-A burning Continental Diesel engine.
The Benefits of the Continental Conversion Are
- Utilize the most trusted airframe in the world for flight training, the Cessna 172 Skyhawk!
- Less fuel consumption, significantly reducing operational costs.
- Jet-A is readily available most anywhere in the world unlike costly and scarce Avgas.
- Make flying and flight instruction simple with a single lever power control.
- Continental Diesel engines have logged over 3 million flight hours.
- Continental Diesel engines are designed to be installed into existing cowlings.
- The 155hp CD-155 & 135hp CD-135 engines are turbocharged.
- At high elevation airfields, the Continental Diesel engines outperform 160hp Avgas engines.
172 Performance (CD-135)
- Take off run in 1,000 ft AMSL: 265 m (869 ft)
- Take off distance (to clear 50 ft): 547 m (1,794 ft)
- Rate of climb, MSL: 690 ft/min
- Rate of climb @ 10,000 ft: 560 ft/min
- Max speed @ 10,000 ft: 129 KTAS
- Consumption of diesel @ 10,000 ft, 110 KTAS: 17.5 l/hr (4.62 gal/hr)
- Range @ 10,000 ft, standard tanks, 45 min reserve at load 55%: 898 nm
- Range @ 10,000 ft, long range tanks, 45 min reserve at load 55%: 1,053 nm