CASA 212 Propellers
Texas Turbine Conversions, Inc. has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for Hartzell Propeller’s high performance, five-blade structural composite swept propellers for the CASA 212.
“The modern five-blade props replace original equipment, Hartzell’s four-blade aluminum propellers, providing weight savings and more efficient aerodynamics resulting in quieter flight and higher performance, including takeoff distance, time to climb, and faster cruise speeds,” said Texas Turbine Conversions’ President, Bobby Bishop.
The new 112-inch diameter, five-blade Hartzell props with lightweight aluminum hubs incorporate durable carbon fiber structural composite blades with FOD resistant nickel-cobalt leading edges.
“We purchased a set of the Hartzell five-blade composite propellers for one of our C-212s in 2019. The performance of the five-blade propellers has been outstanding. The increase in thrust has reduced our takeoff roll and has also increased our climb rate at any given weight. We operate our aircraft in hot desert climates and at high altitudes and they have allowed us to take off at a higher takeoff weight given single engine climb performance. We also noticed immediately that the propellers are much smoother than the original props, reducing the cabin vibration. We have been so impressed with these propellers that we have since installed them on another of our C-212s and have plans to convert our entire fleet. We would recommend these to any operator looking to replace the current propellers for a higher performance modern propeller on their CASA 212.”