Vero Beach, Fla., April 4, 2017 – Piper Aircraft announced today at the 2017 Sun-n-Fun Fly-In and Expo that the Piper M600 has received approval from the FAA for the Hartzell five-blade composite swept tip propeller. The five-blade composite propeller, designed specifically for the Piper M600, features thin, maximum efficiency airfoils providing the opportunity for increased performance and stunning ramp appeal. The durability of the new Hartzell prop integrates exceptionally well with the Piper M600 and enhances the aircraft’s outstanding reliability.
“The Hartzell propeller five-bladed prop design not only provides the opportunity for increased performance, it also adds to the value of Piper’s new M600” said Piper Aircraft President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “Piper’s offering of the Hartzell 5 blade M600 composite prop provides a contemporary look and enhances cabin comfort by reducing in-flight vibration.”
The advanced design of the carbon composite propeller blades allows for an unlimited life certification and makes them five to ten times stronger than similar wood core blades. The design features a stainless steel shank, nickel cobalt leading edge, and mesh erosion screen for FOD protection. Hartzell five-blade composite propeller is offered as a Piper factory option for 2017 on new M600 aircraft.
About the Piper M600
The Piper M600 features a new, clean sheet design wing and a sophisticated Garmin G3000 touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck. The M600 seats six and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 274 ktas/507 km/h, a max range of 1,484 nm / 2,748 km, and a standard useful load of 2,400 lbs. / 1,089 kg. The G3000 avionics suite is the next generation of Garmin architecture, offering the most comprehensive, intuitive, and technologically advanced package on today’s market.
About Hartzell Propeller
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 and robotics. 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. The aerospace technology company also includes Hi-Tech Metal Finishing and Mayday manufacturing. For more information on Hartzell Propeller, go to hartzellprop.com.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., provides aviators throughout the world with efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, M350 and Matrix – offer businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Warrior, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
SOURCE: Piper Aircraft