Cutter Aviation Technical Services - Hartzell 5 blade propeller for Piper Meridian and M500

Increase your Piper Meridian & M500’s performance

Hartzell’s 5 blade propeller new design, specifically engineered for the Piper Meridian & M500, delivers faster takeoff acceleration, higher cruise speeds and better climb, along with less noise.

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“The Hartzell Propeller five-bladed prop design increases flight performance and value of Piper’s new M500 and approximately 500 Piper Meridians already flying around the world and Hartzell’s new Meridian composite prop boosts climb rate while decreasing noise and it offers a very stylish contemporary look on the ramp” said Hartzell Propeller President Joe Brown.

Hartzell Propeller Structural Composite 5 blade STC for Piper Meridian and M500Higher Performance and a Quieter Cabin
With the new Hartzell propeller, the takeoff acceleration from zero to 90 knots is 10 percent faster than with any other available propeller. Hartzell’s new propeller also provides for a 100-feet-per-minute faster climb rate. Cruise is 2 knots faster than the current four-blade prop, and a full 5 knots faster than the five-blade wood-based propeller option. The new Hartzell five-blade prop is also significantly quieter in the cabin and in the pattern.

5-blade-angle Higher Tensile Strength
The durability of the new Hartzell prop integrates exceptionally well with the Piper Meridian & M500 for all around better performance. Optimal in design due to its carbon fiber strength, the Hartzell five-blade composite propeller is offered as a Piper factory option on new M500 aircraft. The new Hartzell Propeller blades are certified for unlimited life and are five to 10 times stronger than wood core blades. They feature a stainless steel shank, nickel cobalt leading edge, and mesh erosion screen for FOD protection. Hartzell’s latest Piper five-blade design is 15 pounds lighter than the current factory installed aluminum four-blade propeller and 10 pounds lighter than similar wood core propellers.

Blade-side-viewHartzell offers the new prop with its industry-leading “Plus 3” warranty, which covers the propeller for a full three years or 1,000 hours, and a 4,000-hour/six-year TBO (Time Between Overhaul). The new propeller is available directly through Cutter Aviation.

Aluminum Propellers: Turboprop Engine Aircraft

Since delivering the first propeller to be installed on a turboprop aircraft in the 1960’s, Hartzell Propeller has grown to be the prop of choice for turboprop applications. Offering propellers for all turboprop aircraft markets, with applications for Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, GE, And Rolls-Royce engines, Hartzell has a growing catalog of aluminum blade models to select for your mission. Hartzell’s turboprop propellers are available in 3, 4 or 5 blade configurations utilizing either aluminum or steel hubs.

With propellers certified up to 1,700 SHP at diameters up to 118″, Hartzell offers more options to the turboprop aircraft market than any other propeller manufacturer.

Composite Propellers: Turboprop Engine Aircraft

Hartzell’s composite technology has been proven in years of service in the demanding commuter-regional airline industry on the Beech 1900C and 1900D, CASA 212 and Dornier Do328.

With over 30 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of structural composite propellers, Hartzell introduced the second generation Advance Structural Composite (ASC-II) blade in 2006.

The Hartzell ASC-II is an optimized design mated to a proprietary, Hartzell-developed manufacturing process. The result is an advanced structural composite propeller that delivers all of the advantages provided by Hartzell’s first generation of composite propellers – low weight, low inertia, and low life cycle costs – while minimizing the major disadvantage: the high cost manufacturing process.

The Hartzell ASC-II consists of a unique monocoque structure of advanced composite materials. The structure consists of carbon fiber laminates integrated into a co-molded stainless steel shank. The leading edge outboard of the de-ice boot is protected with a co-molded electroformed nickel erosion shield.

The latest design to be added to the growing family of composite blades was recently certified on the Beechcraft King Air 250. About Hartzell Propeller Inc.
Hartzell Propeller is the leader in advanced technology propeller design and manufacturing, with more than 4,000 propellers delivered annually to business, commercial and government customers. The company developed the next generation of propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology. It manufactures these blades using a combination of revolutionary machining centers and robotics. With its ASC-II™ composite technology, Hartzell provides mission-optimized performance for customers. Hartzell Propeller traces its beginnings in 1917 to a business relationship with Orville Wright and was founded on the principle of “Built on Honor” – a tradition that continues today.


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Kirk Wood - Cutter Aviation San Antonio (SAT)

Kirk Wood
Manager of Aircraft Services – SAT
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David Clifton - Manager of Aircraft Services – PHX - Cutter Aviation Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)

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