Hartzell Grows China Market With Cessna TTx, Mooney Acclaim TC Validation

Oct. 7, 2014
Hartzell Propeller's type certificate validation efforts have been a key element to meeting requirements for numerous aircraft to be approved for flight operations in China.

Shanghai City, China, Oct. 7, 2014 – Hartzell Propeller Inc. has stepped up its commitment to extend the company’s reach into China’s growing general aviation marketplace. Recently, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) validated type certifications for Hartzell props flying on Cessna TTx and Mooney Acclaim aircraft.

“Hartzell Propeller worked closely with the Civil Aviation Administration of China to receive these important validations," said Weiqing Wang, Hartzell Propeller Managing Director for China, based in Shanghai City. “Hartzell Propeller’s efforts in China are focused on working with aircraft manufacturers to seek advance approvals for propeller aircraft that are expected to receive certification for operation in this country. We certainly appreciate the professionalism and dedication exhibited by CAAC representatives,” he added.  

Hartzell Propeller Validation Department Established

To support the increasing globalization of general aviation, Hartzell Propeller has established a dedicated Type Certificate Validation Department, headed by International Certification Representative Melanie Patton.

“The Validation Department is committed to developing enhanced professional relationships with the CAAC and other airworthiness authorities worldwide. We recently hosted several CAAC representatives who traveled to the United States for detailed technical meetings, in support of our next round of type certificate validations” she said.

Hartzell Propeller’s type certificate validation efforts have been a key element to meeting requirements for numerous aircraft to be approved for flight operations in China, including:

Air Tractor AT-802

Beechcraft Baron 58

Beechcraft Bonanza 36

Beechcraft King Air B200, 350

Cessna 208B, T240 (TTx)

Cirrus SR22, SR20

Dornier 328

Gippsland GA8 Airvan

Hafei Y12F

Maule MXT-7-180

Mooney M20TN (Acclaim)

Nanjing AC-500 AirCar

Pilatus PC-6 Porter

Piper M-Class

Quest Kodiak 100

Thrush S2R-H80

Vulcanair P68

Recent Activity in the Chinese Marketplace

Mooney International Corp. recently announced plans to deliver dozens of Mooney Acclaims to customers in China. And Piper Aircraft Inc. announced that its top-of-the-line M-Class Aircraft – the turboprop Meridian and piston-powered Mirage and Matrix – recently received type certificate validation by the CAAC. These aircraft are equipped with props manufactured by Hartzell Propeller.

About Hartzell Propeller Inc.

Hartzell Propeller is the leader in advanced technology propeller design and manufacturing with more than 3,700 propellers delivered annually to business, commercial 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. For more info go to hartzellprop.com.