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Why Choose Hartzell for Efficient Aircraft Propellers Technology - Take a Look



Quick Review Hartzell Propeller:

Hartzell Propeller was founded in 1917 by Robert Hartzell. The company first started off with name Hartzell Walnut Propeller Company and the name was later changed to Hartzell Propeller. Hartzell Propeller is an American manufacturer of composite, metal and wooden propellers for certified, home built and ultra light aircraft. The company produces propellers, spinners, ice protection systems and propeller controls. Hartzell Propeller history goes back 1914 to the relationship between Orville Wright and Robert Hartzell. Both men were spent three years manufacturing the first Hartzell propeller. George spent his childhood doing maintenance on a small airplane. He was urged by his parents to focus on airplane repair and rebuilding. With the help from his friend Orville Wright, Robert was able to build propellers from logs of walnut using hand axes. The company started providing aircraft propellers for World War l warplanes. The prices ranged from $87.00 to $140.00 for the first propellers.

Today Hartzell propellers are produced using an innovative blend of sophisticated engineering analytics, certification skills and class manufacturing technologies. The product line consists of 2-through 6-bladed propellers for general through turboprop class aircraft, with engine ratings that range from 80 to 2,180 hp. They have expanded their product line to include propeller systems for hovercraft and wing-in ground effect (WIG) craft. The company also offers their own line of propeller controls (governors), spinners and de-ices systems. Hartzell Propeller is a subsidiary of Tailwind Technologies Inc. Tailwind is a parent company of Hartzell Engine Technologies, Mayday Manufacturing Company and Hartzell Aerospace. Tailwind buys and operates value-added manufacturing businesses in general aviation, aerospace and industrial sectors with long-term hold strategy.  Joseph W. Brown is the President of Hartzell Propeller and COO of Tailwind Technologies Inc. He joined the company in 1990. The company’s philosophy is to meet customers’ needs by working continuously improve every aspect of their business. The business is run on the following values: highest quality processes, teamwork, commitment, respect, empowerment balanced with accountability, training & education, informed workforce, community involvement, and fairness.


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