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Colombian authorities approve MTV-14 prop
The advantages of the MTV-14 propeller series are its reduced weight compared to the original three-blade metal propellers, the reduction of vibration and increased performance because of the four-blade design.
Tecnam P2012 owners stand to gain from the MTV-14 propeller.

MT-Propeller has received validation of the EASA type certificate for the MTV-14-B and MTV-14-D four-blade hydraulic constant speed propeller models from the Colombian civil aviation authority, UAEAC.

The MTV-14 certification limits are up to 298Kw and up to 235cm diameter (92.5inches), making it, the OEM claims, the lightest four-bladed propeller available in the market with those power, rpm and diameter limits. The MTV-14 already has STC for aircraft including the Beech Baron 95, Britten Norman BN-2B, Cessna T303, Cessna 414, Cirrus SR22 and Mooney M20M. It is also the choice for OEMs on the Tecnam P2012, Extra NG and Gamebird GB1.

Its advantages, MT-Propeller says, are its reduced weight compared to the original three-blade metal propellers, the reduction of vibration due to the natural composite material of the MT-Propeller blades, the reduction of inside and outside noise and the increase of performance because of the four blade design.

The MTV-14 has bonded-on stainless steel or nickel leading edges for erosion protection of the blades and an unlimited blade life. The MTV-14 is designed as an easy to maintain, low maintenance, certified system, and more than 1,500 of the MTV-14 propeller systems are already in service worldwide. No life limited parts are installed in any MT-Propeller.

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EASA ticks four-blade prop for Cessna 414 RAMs
August 2, 2022
MT-Propeller has received the EASA STC 10079705 for the installation of the 4-blade MTV-14 propeller on the Cessna 414 RAM IV, VI, VII. It replaces the LBA STC 1318 and adds some more Cessna 414 models.
FAA awards STC for Seneca I three-blade propeller
July 18, 2022
The installation of the three-blade MT-Propellers improve the take off distance slightly. The weight is reduced by up to 20 lbs compared to the original propeller.
Evia and Cranfield to bring hydrogen powered air services to northern Europe
June 22, 2022
CAeS believes zero-emissions flight will start in sub-regional ops. The technology being developed will redefine regional connectivity and Evia’s planned routes align with the expected performance of the hydrogen Islander.