Hartzell Propeller’s new five-blade composite swept tip prop has received FAA approval for installation on the Piper M600 turboprop aircraft. Hartzell’s newest propeller was designed specifically for the Piper M600.
It features thin, maximum efficiency airfoils providing increased performance and outstanding ramp appeal. The durability of the new Hartzell prop integrates nicely with the Piper M600 and enhances the aircraft’s outstanding reliability characteristics.
“This new program is another example of Hartzell working closely with a world-class OEM to bring out the very best in airplane performance,” said Hartzell Propeller Executive Vice President JJ Frigge. “We are just delighted to carry on our long tradition of working with Piper Aircraft, and this new propeller will further improve the excellent performance envelope of their flagship aircraft,” he added.
“The Hartzell propeller five-bladed prop design not only provides the opportunity for increased performance, it also adds to the value of Piper’s new M600,” said Piper Aircraft President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “Piper’s offering of the Hartzell 5 blade M600 composite prop provides a contemporary look and enhances cabin comfort by reducing in-flight vibration.”
The advanced design of the carbon composite propeller blades allows for an unlimited life certification and makes them five to 10 times stronger than similar wood core blades. The design features a stainless steel shank, nickel cobalt leading edge, and mesh erosion screen for FOD protection. Hartzell five-blade composite propeller is offered as a Piper factory option for 2017 on new M600 aircraft.