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Hartzell Displays Newest Propeller Technologies at SUN n’ FUN, AERO

Date: April 4, 2018 Category: Press Releases
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Hartzell Swept Blade Metal Top Prop Awarded
STC for Piper Turbo Lance/Saratoga in March.

Piqua, Ohio, April 4, 2018 – Hartzell Propeller will exhibit its next generation prop technologies at the SUN n’ FUN International Fly-in and Expo April 10-15 and at AERO Friedrichshafen, April 18-21.

Hartzell’s substantial investment in innovative technologies is being recognized and leveraged by new aircraft manufacturers and by after-market STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) modifiers. The company is expert at utilizing scimitar blended airfoil designs for metal prop blades and for carbon fiber structural composite blades.

“Hartzell’s latest Top Prop, a three-blade swept metal propeller for the Piper Turbo Lance and Saratoga, was awarded an STC in late March,” said Hartzell Propeller President Joe Brown. “It delivers significant takeoff and climb performance improvements and has terrific ramp appeal.”

In addition, Hartzell’s carbon fiber Trailblazer props are rapidly increasing market share and are now available on 17 aircraft models, with several more in process. Today, Hartzell Trailblazer propellers are available on:

American Champion Scout/Denali Scout

Aviat Husky

Avipro Bearhawk/Patrol

Cessna 172 (Stoots Aviation STC)

Cessna 177RG (Tornado Alley Turbo STC)

Cessna 182 (Wipaire STC with IO-550 engine)

Cessna 182 (Wipaire Boss 182 Conversion – with IO-580 engine)

Cessna 185 (Wipaire STC with IO-550D engine)

Cessna 206/T206H (Wipaire STC)

Cubcrafters XCub

Cubcrafters Carbon Cub FX-3

Cubcrafters Top Club – CC18-180(A)

Extra 330 XC

Glasair Sportsman

PA-18/12 Super Cub (Professional Pilots STC)

Van’s RV-8

WACO Classic Great Lakes

These aircraft and propellers, as well as many other Hartzell next generation designs, will be on the ramps later this month at SUN n’ FUN in Lakeland, Fla., and at Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany. Hartzell’s SUN n’ FUN exhibit located at B-034, B-035 will feature a Trailblazer propeller. American aerobatic national champion aviator Mike Goulian will be available at the Hartzell booth for autographs at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 and he will be performing during the show in his Extra 330XC, utilizing the Hartzell Claw propeller.

In addition to SUN n’ FUN and AERO, Hartzell Propeller specialists from Piqua are traveling the globe during 2018 to bring their expertise to aviation devotees and fans at numerous trade shows and events.

Along with a full slate of air show appearances in the United States, Europe and China, the company is supporting the Red Bull Air Race Championship as its propeller technical partner at upcoming races in Europe, Asia, Russia and the United States.

Upcoming 2018 Trade Shows and Events

Sun n’ Fun Apr 10-15 Lakeland, Fla.
Aero Friedrichshafen Apr 18-21 Friedrichshafen, Germany
Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) Apr 24-26 Scottsdale, Ariz.
Great Alaska Aviation Gathering May 5-6 Anchorage, Alaska
Xponential 2017 (AUVSI) May 1-3 Dallas, Texas
EBACE May 29-31 Geneva, Switzerland
Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association (POPA) Jun 7-9 New Orleans, La.
EAA AirVenture Jul 23-29 Oshkosh, Wis.
TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) Sep 12-15 Greenbrier, W.Va.
NBAA-BACE Oct 16-18 Orlando, Fla.
Airshow China Nov 6-11 Zhuhai, China
National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) Dec 3-6 Reno, Nev.


Red Bull Air Race 2018 World Championship Schedule

Apr 21-22 Cannes, France
May 26-27 Europe
Jun 23-24 Budapest, Hungary
Aug 4-5 Asia
Aug 25-26 Kazan, Russia
Oct 6-7 Indianapolis, Ind.
Nov Asia


Beginning its second century, Hartzell Propeller is the global leader in advanced technology aircraft propeller design and manufacturing for business, commercial and government customers. The company designs next generation propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology and manufactures them with revolutionary machining centers, robotics and custom resin transfer molding curing stations.

 With ASC-II™ composite technology, Hartzell delivers optimal performance, strength and durability with carbon fiber blades. Hartzell Propeller and its sister company, Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, form the general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc. For more info on Hartzell Propeller, go to

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