THIRD TYPE CERTIFICATE HARTZELL HAS OBTAINED FOR RUSSIAN-BUILT AIRCRAFT
PIQUA, Ohio — October 24, 2000 — Hartzell Propeller Inc. today announced that the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee in Russia has issued a new Type Certificate (TC) for Hartzell’s Compact Series, 76-inch diameter, three-bladed propeller systems for installation on the Avia Accord-201 aircraft.
Type Certificate number CT 186-BB is the third approval that Hartzell has received from the Aviation Register for props used on Russian-built aircraft since 1994. Additional Type Certificates have been obtained for the two-bladed prop for the Ilyushin IL-103 and the five-bladed props for the Antonov AN-38.
Powered by 210 hp Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) IO-360-ES series engines, the props offer constant-speed and feathering capabilities and are fully de-iced. The propellers feature a 4.25 inch extended hub, allowing for the aircraft engine cowling to be more streamlined. Similar Hartzell propellers have also been used on TCM 360 series engines for Hartzell’s Top Prop™ Seneca III conversions.
The Avia Accord-201 is a light, multi-purpose twin engine aircraft designed and developed by Avia Ltd. of Moscow. The airplane will be manufactured at the Sokol plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, previously known as a builder of MiGs. Versatile for numerous aerial operations, the Accord-201 is specifically designed to be safely operated in severe weather conditions. The aircraft offers an original and unique system of floats, which further increases its versatility.
“We’re pleased to continue developing a solid working relationship with the Russian Aviation Register and eagerly await receiving certification for the Avia Accord-201,” said Richard Bowerman, Hartzell certification manager.
With the propeller type certificate in hand, Avia is focusing its efforts on the finalization of the aircraft certification and in establishing serial production of the Accord-201 which is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2001. Avia currently has contracts with buyers within Russia as well as for export.
Avia Ltd. is a new generation of private scientific, research and production organizations in Russia. The company was founded in mid-1990 by a team of active aviation specialists, with excellent experience in the former Soviet Union’s aerospace industry. Within a few years after organizing, Avia Ltd. designed and manufactured two prototype amphibian aircraft for the general aviation market. The Accord-201 now being certified is expected to be one of the most popular and useable aircraft in the Russian and CIS markets due to its multi-purpose mission. Avia also has plans to develop a business jet in the future.
Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of propeller systems, well known for its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The company is rich in aviation heritage tracing its beginnings to relationships with Orville Wright and Glenn Curtiss. Significant technical innovations include 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. Hartzell was recently selected by NASA as the exclusive propeller partner for its General Aviation Propulsion (GAP) program – developing the next generation of general aviation propulsion systems.