Doug Burdick joined Continental Motors in 1995 as line crew manager and now lead mechanic at CMS. Doug earned his BA in Criminal Justice and Master's in Public Admin from the University of South Alabama, Associate's degree in Airframe Science from Enterprise-Ozark Community College and A&P license in 2007. Doug received his private pilot's license in 1997. In his spare time, Doug manages rental properties and enjoys renovating houses. His hobbies include motorcycling and British cars.
Our component parts are manufactured in modern production cells that continuously pursue quality and value while reducing costs to you.
It’s the backbone of the engine, and its integrity is critical. That’s why CONTINENTAL’S CRANKCASES start with high quality alloys and close tolerance castings. In addition, computerized manufacturing processes ensure a high quality, precision and repeatable crankcase. We dare you to come up with a higher quality case.
The Continental CONTINUOUS FLOW FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM is among the simplest and most reliable on the market. All Continental systems are built in-house by qualified technicians. Continental’s systems are “married” to each engine to ensure superior fuel delivery under even the most demanding conditions.
OurFORGED-STEEL CRANKSHAFTS are computer-control machined, then polished and balanced by hand to exacting tolerances so they meet consistent specifications. They’re the hardest-working part on the engine, so why settle for less?
OIL COOLERS are standard on most Continental engines because properly controlled oil temperatures play an important role in an air-cooled engine.
Continental’s line of MAGNETOS, manufactured in our factory, have a well-deserved reputation for quality and high performance. Systems for four or six cylinder engines are available, as are special pressurized models for high flying turbocharged aircraft.
Enhanced engine performance is what you receive with our FULL AUTHORITY DIGITAL ENGINE CONTROLS (FADEC), raising new standards of reliability and economy. The benefits range from starting ease, reduced pilot workload, more economical engine operation, simplified maintenance and the potential for extended engine life.
The incredible power delivered by the Continental engine per pound of weight is achieved by using HIGH STRENGTH MATERIALS. Ongoing improvements in design are calculated to make optimum use of these high quality materials and very closely controlled critical dimensions, surfaces, finishes, heat treatments and hardening processes.
Continental’s CAMSHAFTS come with an anti-scuff coating to ease break-in. Continental’s engine designs place the cam below the crank which results in improved camshaft lubrication.
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“Thank you for your valued counsel regarding our IO-550B68B engine, and for the measures that were undertaken to resolve a potential problem with the fuel delivery system. It was good to be in the safe hands of the men at your Fairhope, Alabama facility....Thank you for your kind assistance that has been so appreciated over the years.