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Piper Apache Gets New Hartzell Top Prop™ Propeller System

PIQUA, Ohio — November 17, 1997 — Hartzell Propeller Inc., has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of new two-bladed aluminum hub propellers on all 150 and 160 horsepower Piper Apache PA23s. The new prop will eliminate the inspection requirements of Airworthiness Directive AD97-18-02. The new Top Prop™ system replaces older steel hub […]

Hartzell Announces Replacement Blade Retention System For “X” And “V” Shank Propellers

The New Components Will Eliminate Further Compliance With Recent AD. PIQUA, Ohio — October 21, 1997 — Hartzell announced today that it has begun a certification program on a new replacement blade retention system for use on aircraft that are subject to Airworthiness Directive (AD 97-18-02). Working in coordination with the FAA, the new component(s) […]

Hartzell Offers Travel Air Operators New Propellers and Reduced Maintenance Costs

PIQUA, Ohio — September 15, 1997 — Hartzell announced today receipt of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of new two-bladed propellers on Beech Travel Air models 95, B95, B95A, D95A and E95. This new propeller, which is intended to replace older steel hub systems, offers an improvement in useful load (ll lbs.) as […]

Hartzell President Art Disbrow To Retire

Disbrow’s Tenure Marked By Rapid Growth And Product Innovation PIQUA, Ohio — September 11, 1997 — Hartzell Propeller Inc. announced today the retirement of its President Arthur R. Disbrow, effective September 30. Mr. Disbrow joined the company as Vice President and General Manager in 1981 at the time the company was acquired by TRW. He […]

Hartzell Discusses Service Bulletin 217 Covering 1950s and 1960s Era Props

New Service Procedures are Necessary to Protect the Integrity of the Blade Retention Systems on these Older Products. Oshkosh, WI – July 31, 1997 … Hartzell Propeller made a presentation to the aviation press and public today at the EAA Convention to discuss its recently released Service Bulletin 217. This bulletin affects 2- and 3-bladed […]

Hartzell Selected for New All-Composite Aircraft

PIQUA, Ohio — July 1, 1997 — Hartzell announced today that it has been selected to provide scimitar propeller systems for the new Kestrel K-250. The prop for the new aircraft will feature custom blade airfoils designed by Hartzell to provide maximum performance within the intended flight envelope. The aircraft and propeller system are scheduled […]

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