Intercontinental Jet Service Corp (IJSC), Tulsa, has obtained a Supplemental Type Certificate for Hartzell Propeller’s scimitar four-blade aluminum prop installations on MU-2 twin-engine aircraft. Models covered include more than 260 MU-2B, -26A, -40, -36A, and -60 aircraft built by Mitsubishi.
The STC by IJSC, a Hartzell Propeller Recommended Service Facility, replaces the previous Hartzell steel hub prop installations with lighter weight aluminum hubs and blades. The new installation saves 17 pounds per engine and delivers better performance.
“Intercontinental Jet and Hartzell collaborated closely on this project and we are pleased that many MU-2 operators now have an opportunity for better performance with a much more economical and convenient time between overhaul with this STC,” said Hartzell President JJ Frigge. “Hartzell’s scimitar design delivers optimized performance, reduced noise signature and better fuel efficiency.”