The new short takeoff and landing Antonov An-70 military transporter will soon complete joint state testing, according to Dmytro Kiva, Antonov president and general designer and academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The An-70’s noise certification has been issued, he added.
Raisbeck Engineering’s swept-blade “turbofan propellers” for the King Air 200 series are now approved in Brazil after the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) granted certification late last month.
A spokesperson for Raisbeck Engineering told AIN, “There are about 500 King Airs in Brazil alone, making it a major market for us. We hope that the swept-blade prop reenergizes our presence in the South American region and we’ll be focusing a lot of our attention on the market as it continues to grow.”
Raisbeck/Hartzell swept-blade “turbofan propellers” entered service this month on a King Air B200. This aircraft is also the first installation of the Epic Platinum Performance Package with the new swept-blade props.
Seattle-based performance modification specialist Raisbeck Engineering and Hartzell Propeller have unveiled a new swept-blade propeller for the Hawker Beechcraft King Air series. The newly certified propeller is the result of three years of development, according to the companies, which describe it as the first business aviation turbine propeller using practical swept-wing theory as an integral part of its design. The propellers have aluminum blades and hubs.
Soloy Aviation Solutions’ long-standing relationship with Woodward propeller governors used on its Cessna 206/207 Mk 1 Turbine Pac has ended as a result of Woodward’s transferring its line to Honeywell. “While the Soloy gearboxes seem to last forever, vendor-supplied accessories come and go based on the supplier’s business needs,” said Soloy CEO Dave Stauffer.
Hartzell Propeller has received an FAA type certificate for its new advanced-composite ASC-II four-blade propeller. It is the company’s first
ASC-II propeller developed for turboprop aircraft.
Hartzell developed its first composite blade in 1978 principally out of aramid fiber. According to the company, it was the first composite propeller ever certified by the FAA.
Hartzell Propeller has received FAA type certificate approval for a new advanced-composite ASC-II four-blade propeller. Hawker Beechcraft’s King Air 250 was the launch customer. “The 93-inch-diameter ASC-II advanced composite propellers with lightweight aluminum hubs weigh 30 pounds less than the equivalent metal-blade propeller.
Hartzell Propeller has entered into a five-year agreement with Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) to be the exclusive provider of constant-speed propellers for all the OEM’s new piston and turboprop commercial aircraft–the G36 Bonanza, G58 Baron and King Air C90GTx, B200GT and 350i. The agreement also includes new, higher performance propellers for the upcoming 50th anniversary Baron.
Hartzell Propeller’s new Top Prop three-blade propeller upgrade kit for the Cessna 206 is now available. The STC covers most normally aspirated piston floatplanes and landplanes manufactured from 1964 through 1977, as well as most Turbo 206 floatplanes delivered from 1964 through 1973. The STC adds 82-, 84- and 86-inch diameter options to conversion kits already available from Hartzell (Booth No.
In an August 19 AINmxReports news item titled “FAA Issues SAIB For Western Aircraft Propeller Service,” it was reported that the Troutdale, Ore.-based company was the subject of an FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin regarding “propellers, or propeller component parts, repaired, inspected or overhauled” by