PIQUA, Ohio — June 3, 1996 — Hartzell announced today that it has received type certificate number P001 from Indonesia’s Directorate General of Air Communications (DGAC). The TC covers Hartzell HC-E4A-3I propellers which are utilized on Raytheon’s popular Beech 1900D.
This Hartzell propeller system was designed specifically for the 1900D but is part of the company’s growing family of lightweight, high-performance composite propellers utilized throughout the regional airline industry. The system includes four structural composite blades with proprietary Hartzell designed airfoils, a split aluminum hub and an aluminum spinner. The propellers save nearly 10 pounds per blade or 80 pounds per aircraft compared to conventional aluminum blade technology.
Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of propeller systems, enjoying an 85 percent market share on corporate turboprops and a 60 percent share on turboprop airliners. The 79-year-old company is also well-known for its design leadership having introduced the industry’s first full-feathering propellers for light twins, the first fully-reversing propellers for corporate turboprops, and the industry’s first composite structure blades.
Hartzell Propeller Regional Applications Include:
Beech 99 Airliner
Beech 1900C Airliner
Beech 1900D Airliner
Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante
Pilatus Britten-Norman Turbine Islander
Pilatus Britten-Norman Trislander
Swearingen Merlin Metro IIA