New Propeller Will Reduce Maintenance Requirements And Lower Noise Levels
PIQUA, Ohio — November 10, 1999 — Hartzell Propeller Inc. has acquired a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of a new three-bladed propeller system onto all Piper Turbo Lance II (PA-32RT-300T) aircraft. The new prop is part of Hartzell’s growing family of lightweight, modern, compact piston propeller systems.
The new Top Prop™ system will offer improved service and maintenance benefits including a 6 year 2,400 hour TBO (the longest service interval available), as well as elimination of the current hub inspection AD, increased ground clearance and reduced noise levels. The new conversion is also compatible with the TURBO PLUS intercooler system available from Aircraft Modifications, Inc. of Gig Harbor, WA.
The prop features the strongest coverage in the business … the Hartzell Plus Three™ warranty … which covers parts and service for three years or 1,000 hours. List price for the new propeller system is $7,995. The kit includes the propeller assembly, a new polished spinner and a set of STC documents.
Hartzell propeller conversions offer pilots one of the easiest and most economical methods for improving the performance of their aircraft. With a wide variety of Beech, Cessna, Mooney and Piper aircraft kits available, the Top Prop™ family represents the largest and most complete propeller conversion offering in the world.
Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of propeller systems, well known for its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The company is rich in aviation heritage tracing its beginnings to relationships with Orville Wright and Glenn Curtiss. Significant technical innovations include the industry’s first full-feathering propeller for light twins, the first fully reversing propellers for corporate turboprops and the industry’s first composite structure blades. NASA recently selected Hartzell as the exclusive propeller partner for its General Aviation Propulsion (GAP) program – developing the next generation of general aviation propulsion systems.