Hartzell Propeller reported at the 15th annual TBM Owners and Pilots Association Convention held in Charleston, S.C., Oct. 7-11 it has delivered more than 150 swept airfoil five-blade props for Daher TBM 700/850/900 aircraft in the 18 months since receiving FAA type certificate approval.
“Hartzell’s new high performance structural composite propellers are flying on more than 20% of the entire Daher TBM fleet after less than two years on the market,” said Hartzell Propeller President Joe Brown. “That is a true testament to its performance with shorter takeoff rolls, faster climb, quieter cabins, smoother rides and shorter stopping distances. And it looks sweet on the ramp.”
The Hartzell prop available for retrofit on the 700/850 fleet comes as standard equipment on new TBM 900 aircraft.
Hartzell Propeller expects deliveries for new TBM 900s and retrofits to exceed a total of 200 during the first quarter of 2016, Brown added. Hartzell has received approval for retrofitting TBM model 700 and 850 aircraft from the FAA, EASA and China.