Hartzell Top Prop for Pilatus PC-6
During 2013, the venerable Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter also became the beneficiary of a Hartzell Top Prop™ performance conversion certification. Hartzell’s lightweight four-blade propeller measures 96 inches in diameter for reduced noise and improved runway clearance over the original three-blade propeller. This new Top Prop is also available as a factory option on new aircraft directly from Pilatus in Stans, Switzerland.
Hartzell STC for Piper Comanches
Hartzell Propeller was granted a Supplemental Type Certificate for a new aluminum alloy scimitar-blade prop for 1957-1964 Piper Comanches powered by Lycoming O-360-A1A engines. The two-blade scimitar shape features the same successful blade design already available for several Mooney and Diamond models, and kit planes such as Van’s RV series. The new two-blade propeller kit includes an aluminum hub and state-of-the-art 74” blended airfoil, swept-tip blades, plus a pointed composite spinner assembly.
Hartzell Scimitar for Cessna T206H
Hartzell Propeller’s scimitar aluminum propeller, designed for installation on production Cessna T206H Turbo Stationair aircraft, was certified during the year and became part of the company’s Top Prop aftermarket program. The three-blade unit improves aircraft performance significantly and has an 82” diameter, in contrast to Cessna’s original factory prop with a 79” diameter. The new propeller is also available with de-ice boots.
Red Bull Air Races Pick Hartzell Claw
Hartzell was selected by Red Bull Air Races as the propeller technical partner for the upcoming Red Bull Air Race World Championship motor-sport series. As the propeller partner, Hartzell will provide its three-blade structural composite propeller known as the Claw, carbon fiber composite spinners and lightweight governors to each race team. Hartzell will also provide complete propeller technical support and maintenance services for all of the entrants for races in the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Poland, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and China.
Team AeroDynamix, Hartzell Partner
Hartzell Propeller and Team AeroDynamix, the world’s largest formation aerobatic team, reached an agreement outlining a five-year partnership. As part of the agreement, Hartzell will make a significant investment in the air show team including advanced structural composite propellers, spinners, governors, and service through 2018.
20,000th Top Prop Sold
In July, Hartzell Propeller’s industry-leading Top Prop line of two-, three-, and four-bladed constant-speed propeller conversions reached the significant milestone of 20,000 unit sales. Top Prop was launched in 1991 to offer new, state-of-the-art, alternative replacement propellers for the maturing fleet of piston-engine aircraft.
Hartzell, RV8tors Team
Hartzell Propeller and the RV8tors formation aerobatic display team joined forces to demonstrate the performance of Hartzell’s advanced structural composite propeller across Europe. The RV8tors, pilots Alister Kay and Andy Hill, are one of the UK’s most popular display teams.
About Hartzell Propeller Inc. -- hartzellprop.com
Hartzell Propeller is the leader in advanced technology propeller design and manufacturing, with more than 3,700 propellers delivered annually to commercial, civil and government customers. The company developed the next generation of propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology. It manufactures these blades using a combination of revolutionary machining centers and robotics. With its ASC-II™ composite technology, Hartzell provides mission-optimized performance for customers. Hartzell Propeller traces its beginnings in 1917 to a business relationship with Orville Wright and was founded on the principle of “Built on Honor” – a tradition that continues today.
Hartzell's engineering and design team has earned type certificate approvals for both its newest swept designs on the Daher-SOCATA TBM and on the Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprops. Both will be on...
Raisbeck and Hartzell Combine to Develop and Certify New Swept Turbofan Propeller Family for King Airs
The effort has culminated in the FAA certification of the Raisbeck/Hartzell Swept Turbofan Propeller for the King Air 200/B200/B200GT.
The new design, specifically engineered for the single-engine TBM turboprop, delivers faster takeoff acceleration, higher cruise speeds and better climb, along with less noise.