VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft today delivered the company’s 550th new Meridian to a Swedish customer who purchased the first new Meridian to enter service in that Northern European country.
Concorde batteries are now original equipment on all new 24-volt production Piper aircraft.
Hartzell Propeller has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new aluminum alloy, Scimitar-blade prop for the Piper PA-24 Comanche 180.
The new prop, designed for Comanches built between 1957 to 1964 powered by the 180 hp Lycoming O-360-A1A engine, features the same blade design that has previously been available for several Mooney and Diamond Aircraft models, and kit planes such as Van’s RV series, according to company officials.
The new two-blade propeller kit features an aluminum hub and 74-inch blended airfoil, swept-tip blades, plus a pointed composite spinner assembly.
Installed, the new kit weighs 61.4 pounds, nearly 5 pounds less than the original steel-hub model, including the new light weight composite spinner finished in either Matterhorn White or metallic silver, company officials said.
Mike Trudeau, manager of Hartzell’s Top Prop program, said, “This new propeller modification offers many very tangible benefits. It uses the very latest in Hartzell’s blended-airfoil blade technology, it’s light, and it eliminates all the airplane’s previous RPM limitations and placards. It has an industry-high TBO of 6 years or 2,400 hours, Top Prop Plus 3 warranty of 3 years/1000 hours, it looks great on the airplane, and best of all, it improves the airplane’s cruise speed up to 4 knots.”
List price is $8,800.
For more information: HartzellProp.com
Avidyne Corp. and NexAir Avionics of Mansfield, Mass., have received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the FAA for the installation of the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) in the Piper PA-32-301 series Saratoga aircraft.
Piper Aircraft has selected Aspen Avionic’s Evolution Backup Display system for its Piper Archer (pictured) and Seminole line of aircraft.
The Evolution Backup Display is a fully digital, independent flight display system designed to replace mechanical backup instruments used in Part 23 glass panel installations.
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has received Type Certificate approval from the FAA to incorporate the Garmin G1000 avionics suite into new twin-engine Piper Seneca V aircraft models for delivery beginning this year.
Piper Aircraft recently rolled out the 500th pressurized single-engine turboprop M-Class Meridian to SouthEast Piper for delivery to the aircraft’s new Florida-based owner.
MT-Propeller has received an FAA STC for a next-generation 4-blade scimitar composite propeller on the Piper PA-31P Navajo with the Lycoming TIGO-541-E series engine.