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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

World's First 9 Bladed Prop Starts Flight Test Program

Designed For Electric, Turbine And Geared-Piston Airplanes

MT-Propeller has begun a flight test program on the world's first 9 bladed prop, and reports that initial results are very promising.

According to the company, function, handling and operation of the aircraft is similar to props which have been in service for years.
 
This new development is designed for low noise, high performance future airplanes driven by electric powered engines, turbine engines or geared piston engines for propellers with low RPM.
 
Depending on propeller driven airplane designs, top speeds of up to 430 KTAS are possible with such an installation while reducing fuel consumption.
 
MT-Propeller says the milestone proves that innovation in propeller driven airplanes is just beginning, and flying an airplane with comfort comparable to a jet, combined with lower fuel consumption, is possible in the near future.

(Image provided with MT-Propeller news release)

FMI: www.mt-propeller.com

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