Advanced Propeller Technology for New Commuter Aircraft 820720
Numerous propeller technology advancements are being incorporated into propellers being developed for commuter aircraft to emerge in the mid-80’s. These technological advancements will result in propeller system characteristics superior to those of current production commuter propeller systems. They are described In detail herein as is their effect on aircraft performance and operation. Looking beyond the mid-80’s production commuter propellers, potential propeller technological advancements are identified that could further improve propeller system characteristics.