MT-Propeller has received an FAA STC for the next generation four-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-14-B/195-30b on the Piper PA-46-350P and PA-46R-350T.
MT-Propeller President Gerd Muehlbauer says the installation features the following advantages:
- Shorter takeoff distance by approximately 5% (SL, ISA conditions;)
- Enhanced climb and cruise performance by approximately 5% to 10% (SL, ISA conditions); and
- Enhanced cruise performance by 5 to 8 kts (MTOW, ISA conditions).
The MT-Propeller natural composite blades provide inside and outside noise reduction, according to company officials. They also have no life limitation.