JetPROP News

May 8, 2014 - JetPROPs #280 and #282 delivered today.

Dec 23, 2013 - Service Information Letters 12-560-03 (Glareshield Fan) and 13-560-02 (Condition Lever Rod) published.

Jul 10, 2013 - FAA issues mandatory Fuel Vent Valve Inspection Airworthiness Directive (AD 2013-13-01) for all PA-46 aircraft.

Jun 24, 2013 - JetPROP, LLC announces UK-based Service Centre.

Apr 13, 2013 - JetPROP, LLC announces second Swiss Service Centre.

May 13, 2013 - JetPROP Maintenance Manual revised to Change 12.


Ground and Flight Tests


While the just manufactured cowl is removed and sent to the paint shop for paint and detailing (Fig. 13), the new airframe/engine is towed into the sun for the first engine start (Fig. 14).

All systems and circuits are checked during the ground run (Fig. 14). Only after all JetPROP and FAA ground tests are completed satisfactorily will this JetPROP DLX be signed off for flight testing.

It's almost anti-climatic at this point. Performance characteristics, such as the 1,200 ft ground roll, the 3,000 fpm initial climb, and the 260 kts cruise speed are verified and documented (Fig. 15).


Fig. 13

Fig. 14

Fig. 15