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Nashpdman 01-20-2022 07:16 PM

Titan IO-540
So I called Continental Aerospace Technologies to check on lead times for their Titan IO-540 only to find out they were no longer offering the 540... Am I the only one that didn't know this? :(:(

rongawer 01-21-2022 08:54 AM

James responded to me, ironically almost exactly a year ago, on this saying it's "suspended".

If you search on it, there was some discussion a while back on it. It is a little confusing that their website makes it appear it's still for sale.

On Jan 25, 2021, at 09:32, James K. Ball <> wrote:

Dear Mr. Gawer,

Continental Aerospace has suspended the manufacture of the 540 parallel valve Titan experimental engines. This decision was based upon the need to concentrate resources on our 4 cylinder engine models with 340 and 370 cubic inch displacements. Sorry we cannot address your requirement.

Thank you for the inquiry.

James Ball (J.B.)
Continental Experimental Engines

whodja 01-24-2022 05:33 AM

Too bad Lycoming doesn’t have much competition
I originally put a deposit on a new Titan IO-540 before Continental bought them. I ultimately picked the Lycoming through Vans. I was concerned that Continental would stop producing them and leave the support to the owner and decreasing the value of a Titan engine.
Unfortunately Lycomings’ arrogance is alive and well. Pay $50k+ and you have to beg for a free hat 😂. Great engine though 😁. Should have bought the thunderbolt!

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