“We were just hoping to show the propeller at SUN ‘n FUN and hoped for sales later, but we sold eight of them priced at $128,000 each in the first two days of the show,” said MT-Vice President and General Manager Martin Albrecht.
The firm, located near Atting in Southern Germany, said it received the FAA STC for the QFJ 5-blade propeller on the Beech King Air 350 just last week.
“We have already done over $1 million in sales in the first few days,” said Albrecht during the show. “That is great. It was completely unexpected. It really shows how important it is to have your products at SUN ‘n FUN.”
The FAA STC s for the 5-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-27-1-E-C-F-R(P)/CFR260-65b on the Beech King Air 300/350 Series (Beech 300, 300LW, B300, B300C) powered by the engines P&WC PT6A-60A.
MT President Gerd Muehlbauer said the new propellers provide an 8% improvement in takeoff and climb performance and cruise is increased by four to five knots.
The MTV-27 has bonded nickel alloy along the leading edges for better protection of the blades, Albrecht said.