SkyNext: Hartzell Composite Propeller

How Hartzell boosts performance with its composite propeller technology.

Hartzell’s composite propeller technology brings lightweight, efficient props to a growing number of airplanes. Versions of the propellers are available on light taildraggers such as the Aviat Husky with a two-blade configuration; high-performance aerobatic airplanes such as the Extra 300 with three blades; and heavy turboprops such as the Dornier Do328, which has six blades for each prop. Not only are the propellers lighter than aluminum ones, they also provide improved takeoff, climb and cruise performance. Hartzell’s Next Generation ASCII propellers are certified for life.