PIQUA, Ohio — May 7, 1999 — Hartzell Propeller Inc. has obtained a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of new three-bladed propeller systems onto all Piper Turbo Arrow III (PA-28R-201T) and Turbo Arrow IV (PA-28RT-201T) 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 an improvement in ground clearance, reduced noise levels, and elimination of the current RPM restriction placards.
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 $6,995. 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, shipping product into more than 25 countries in 1996. Hartzell enjoys a 60 percent market share on turboprop airliners and 85 percent market share on corporate turboprops. The 82-year old company is also well-known for its design leadership, having introduced 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.