FAA certifies 5-blade prop on Dornier 228 series

MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received an FAA STC for the next generation 5-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-27-1-E-C-F-R(G)/CFRL250-55b on the Dornier Do228-100, -200 Series Series with Honeywell TPE331-5-252D, TPE331-5B-252D or TPE331-10T-511D, or TPE331-10P-511D engines.

According to MT-Propeller officials, the propeller installation:

  • Has about 80 pounds less weight than the original 4-blade propellers with aluminum blades
  • Provides enhanced cruise performance by 2 to 3 kts
  • Provides significant inside and outside noise reduction
  • Meets enhanced European noise regulations
  • Provides a quicker start, reduced ITT /EGT during engine start
  • Provides best vibration damping characteristics for almost vibration free propeller operationH
  • Has bonded on stainless steel leading edges for erosion protection of the blades

The high technology natural composite blades have no life limitation and can be repaired in case of a FOD, company officials said.

For more information: MT-Propeller.com

 

 

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