Hartzell Propeller, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has extended the warranty on its Top Prop propellers until after its first overhaul. According to Hartzell president Joe Brown, “We are doing our part to reduce costs while at the same time promoting safety through recommended periodic maintenance.” The warranty extension applies to all Top Props delivered as of July 1, 2016, and extends their previous three-year/1,000-hour term (whichever came first). “It helps that we are reducing the concern about overhaul sticker shock. That first overhaul now can be scheduled without surprises,” Brown added.
The new warranty periods vary depending on propeller type and utilization based on recommended TBO intervals published in Service Letter HC-SL-61-61Y, which is available on the Hartzell website.