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Hartzell Offers Travel Air Operators New Propellers and Reduced Maintenance Costs

Date: September 15, 1997 Category: Press Releases
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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 well as much improved service and maintenance benefits including a 2,000 hour TBO and the Hartzell Plus 3 Warranty which offers coverage for 1,000 hours or 3 years. The new prop also eliminates Airworthiness Directive (AD) 95-11-08 on the Travel Air prop. Flight performance is equivalent to the current Travel Air propeller.

The new Travel Air prop is the latest addition to Hartzell’s growing family of “compact” propeller systems, which feature a 2-piece aluminum hub design.

TheTop Prop™ Travel Air kit includes 2 propellers, 2 polished spinners and STC documentation. Optional equipment includes an alcohol anti-ice system. Price for the new kit is $13,900 or $14,500 with the anti-ice system.

Hartzell propeller conversions offer pilots one of the easiest and most economical methods for improving 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 80-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.

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