Hartzell Propeller has secured an FAA Type Certificate for a new five-blade carbon fiber propeller system for the King Air 200 fleet.
These custom designed props will be available through Raisbeck Engineering via STC for King Air 200, B200, and B200GT aircraft. This new propeller system, which increases performance across the board, is the first five-blade structural composite propeller certified on the King Air 200 series.
The new prop, manufactured by Hartzell, will be on display at the 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) at Raisbeck’s Central Hall Booth C11443 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 22-24. Raisbeck Engineering, a leading provider of performance enhancement systems for business and commercial aircraft, is offering the new performance enhancing props through its authorized dealer network. The FAA STC is expected to be complete in November 2019.
“This latest performance improvement for the King Air 200 series extends the longstanding and excellent relationship between Raisbeck and Hartzell Propeller,” said Hartzell Propeller Executive Vice President and General Manager JJ Frigge. “We are pleased to provide another advanced-design high-performance propeller system for owners and operators of the venerable King Air turboprops.”
Deliver Increased Performance
The new specially designed propellers deliver more than 15 percent greater takeoff acceleration, over 10 percent better climb rate and five to seven knots faster cruise performance compared to original equipment propellers. In addition, these new composite propellers are noticeably quieter with more comfortable cabin noise levels.
“Raisbeck’s focus has always been about performance and added value for aircraft owners,” said Raisbeck President Lynn Thomas. “We’re excited to be working with Hartzell to expand our offerings of propellers for the King Air 200 aircraft.”
Raisbeck also offers King Air 200 aircraft owners and operators the option of an aluminum four-blade swept Hartzell-designed propeller, which are aerodynamically designed to provide more thrust with less noise. Raisbeck is now taking orders for the composite five-blade swept propeller. King Air 200 series owners and operators are encouraged to contact Raisbeck or a Raisbeck authorized dealer for more information and pricing.