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Hartzell gains STC, plans deliveries of swept TBM prop

Article | Feb 26, 2014

Hartzell Propeller has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its swept-airfoil composite five-blade propeller for Daher-Socata TBM 700 and TBM 850 aircraft.

Canada certifies Thrush 510G agplane

Article | Feb 19, 2014

Thrush Aircraft, a manufacturer of aerial application aircraft based in Albany, Ga., has obtained Canadian full type certification of its Thrush 510G turboprop.

Quick Look: Cheyenne II

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

In the mid-1960s,Piper, noting the success of Beech’s King Air, decided to explore the possibility of producing its own twin turboprop.

Epic hiring

Article | Jan 31, 2014

Epic Aircraft is hiring more than two dozen new employees to support certification of the factory-built version of its high-performance turboprop.

TBM 850 turboprop deliveries up in 2013

Article | Jan 22, 2014

Daher-Socata delivered 40 new TBM 850 single-engine turboprops in 2013, a 5-percent increase over 2012 and a gain of market share.

AD proposed for some turboprop engines

Article | Jan 08, 2014

The FAA has proposed an airworthiness directive for some Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. turboprop engines.

Visual Approach

Pilot Magazine | Dec 18, 2013

The Cascade Range of central Oregon provides a dramatic backdrop for the Epic LT, a sleek 1,200-horsepower turboprop made in nearby Bend.

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Unpredicted unadvised unaware

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

The loss of a TBM 700 turboprop over New Jersey two years ago surprised many pilots. The Pratt & Whitney-powered single-engine turboprop is certificated for flight into known icing (FIKI).

Milestones: The PT6 at 50

Pilot Magazine | Nov 20, 2013

Fifty years ago this month, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) developed the first production units of its legendary PT6 series of turboprop engines.