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EASA approves more power for Cessna 208 with five-blade prop
The Cessna 208 with the five-blade MT-Propeller is now certified by EASA for a power rating up to 950shp. The FAA STC revision is in progress.

MT-Propeller has received the EASA STC 10054488 Rev 1 for the Cessna 208 Caravan powered by the Honeywell TPE331-12JR propeller turbine with the QFJ five-blade MTV-27-1-E-C-F-R(G)/CFRL270-66 propeller.

With this revision, the Cessna 208 and 208B with the five-blade MT-Propeller are now certified for a power rating up to 950shp. The revision of the FAA STC is in progress.

MT-Propeller vice president Martin Albrecht says that the installation of the five-blade MT-Prop on the Cessna 208 features the following advantages:

- 60 per cent vibration reduction on aircraft fuselage

- Approximately 14kg (31lbs) less weight than the original propeller

- Ground roll reduced by 10 per cent approximately 50m (164ft)

- Climb improved by five to eight per cent

- Unbeatable aesthetic ramp appeal

- All models comply with the strict German Landeplatz Lärmschutz Verordnung noise regulations 2010 for unrestricted airport operations in Germany and other European countries.

Due to its smaller diameter the MT-Propeller for the Cessna 208 has more ground clearance for less blade tip erosion and FODs compared to the original propeller.

The long time proven MT-Propeller natural composite blades provide significant inside and outside noise reduction. They have no life limitation and are repairable in case of a FOD.

They also provide best vibration damping characteristics for almost vibration free propeller operation and have bonded on nickel alloy leading edges for superior erosion protection of the blades.

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