MT Propellers Receives EASA STC For Its 3-Bladed Propeller On TECNAM P2010
MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH reports having received the EASA STC 10063415 for the next generation 3-blade natural composite propeller MTV-12-B/183-59b on the TECNAM P2010 with the Lycoming IO-360-M1A engine.
According to MT-Propeller President Gerd Muehlbauer, the installation of the 3-blade MT-Propeller, which has the same weight as the original 2-blade Propeller, reduces ground roll & takeoff distance over a 50 ft obstacle by approx. 10 m (33 ft). It provides a very smooth cruise and reduces the maximum RPM to 2600.
Due to the smaller diameter, the 3-blade MT-Propeller has more ground clearance for less blade tip erosion. The MT-Propeller’s natural composite blades provide significant noise reduction both inside and outside of the aircraft. There is no life limitation and the propellers are repairable in case of FOD.
Vibration damping characteristics enable almost vibration free propeller operation. Further, bonded stainless steel leading edges provide for the best erosion protection of the blades.
MT-Propeller is the world leading natural composite propeller manufacturer with 30 propeller models from 2-blade to 7-blade hydraulically controlled variable pitch propeller, for engines producing up to 5000hp, and 2-blade to 4-blade electrically controlled variable pitch propeller, for engines producing up to 350hp as well as two blade fixed pitch propellers. Over 30 years ago, the first MT-Propeller was shipped.
The high performance, light weight and durable MT-Propellers can be used on aircraft with piston engines and propeller turbines, as well as on airships, wind tunnels or hovercraft. Fulfilling the highest certification requirements, they are also supplemental type certified on Part 25 aircraft.
MT-Propeller is holder of over 210 STCs worldwide and OEM supplier for more than 90% of the European Aircraft Industry as well as 30% of the US Aircraft Industry. Over 20,000 propeller systems with more than 69,000 blades are in service. 130 Million fleet hours where already performed on MT-Propellers. A factory certified network of 62 service centers, provides service and maintenance all over the world.