Hartzell, Cirrus extend agreement

Hartzell Propeller and Cirrus Aircraft have entered into a five-year extension of an exclusive supplier agreement to provide propeller systems and governors for all of Cirrus Aircraft’s new prop-driven airplanes.

The agreement extends a relationship between the companies that began in 1996.

It was then that Hartzell began working with Cirrus to develop high-performance, low noise two- and three-blade propellers for the SR20 and later developed a new advanced three-blade structural composite propeller that helped launch the SR22, Hartzell officials explain. These propellers became the precursor for Hartzell’s blended airfoil technology.

Under the extension, Hartzell will continue to provide Cirrus with three-blade metal propeller systems for the SR20 and SR22 and three-blade composite props for the SR22T, all single-engine aircraft. Hartzell expects to provide Cirrus with more than 250 propeller systems annually under the extension. Value of the contract was not released.

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