Few aviation companies can trace their history back to the earliest days of flight, but Hartzell Propeller is proud to be one of them. What began as a neighborly conversation between Robert Hartzell and Orville Wright has since evolved into the world’s largest manufacturer of aircraft propellers.
Over the decades, Hartzell has grown its footprint to include other companies and brands that develop, certify, and manufacture products within the general aviation industry. Today, the Hartzell brand name stands for much more than aircraft propellers — it reflects an investment in the future of GA.
With a reputation for quality and a commitment to best-in-class service and support, the Hartzell family of brands is uniquely positioned to serve this market. Looking forward, Hartzell’s vision, values, and brand promise of “Built on Honor” provide a firm foundation for a growing family of brands dedicated to building on a century-long legacy of aviation innovation.
Each brand in the Hartzell family takes pride in delivering exceptional service and support throughout the entire product lifecycle. Both Hartzell Propeller and Hartzell Engine Technologies have appointed a network of recommended service facilities that meet their high standards for maintenance, overhaul, and repair services. QAA’s maintenance facilities offer a same-day service guarantee on many aircraft accessories and components.
“The Hartzell family of brands are leaders in firewall forward products and services, and continue to invest in these types of products and technology. With locations spread across five states, there is incredible opportunity to better serve our shared customers,” said Brett Benton, President of QAA. “Our experience and knowledge of the marketplace allows us to anticipate the needs of our customers and provide quality products backed by reliable service and support,” added Benton.
“A steadfast dedication to best-in-class service and support is what sets the Hartzell family of brands apart,” shared Keith Bagley, President of Hartzell Engine Technologies. “We ensure we can support every product we bring to market. In fact, in just the past year, we’ve invested in new facilities and equipment in Alabama for Hartzell Engine Technologies, Oklahoma for QAA, and Minnesota
for AWI-AMI. This sets the stage for quality and growth for decades
Driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence, the Hartzell family of brands continues to invest in world-class processes and leading-edge technologies. Each company is committed to continuous innovation, from equipment enhancements to product design and development, including the latest electric and hybrid aircraft propulsion technologies.
“In the midst of COVID-19 and its impact across the world, we certified and launched over a dozen new products that bring significant performance gains to market,” said JJ Frigge, President of Hartzell Propeller.
“On the Hartzell Propeller side, these include STCs for the Odyssey, a 4-blade composite scimitar prop for the Cirrus SR-22/22T, the Navigator, a 3-blade composite scimitar prop for the Bonanza fleet, and the Voyager, a 3-blade aluminum prop for the Cessna 180, 182, 185, and 206 aircraft.”
“Collectively, the Hartzell family of brands is advancing the future of general aviation,” added Frigge. “In the past year alone, we have made incredible investments in product quality, service, and new technologies — and we’re just getting started.”
To learn more about the Hartzell family of brands, please visit HartzellProp.com/Family-Of-Brands.
The Hartzell family of brands encompasses a wide array of products, services, and capabilities within the general aviation industry.
Hartzell Propeller, Inc. is the global leader in advanced aircraft propeller design and manufacturing technology for business, commercial, and government customers. Hartzell propellers are produced using an innovative blend of sophisticated engineering analytics, certification skills, and world-class manufacturing technologies.
Hartzell Engine Technologies is a leading OEM supplier and aerospace technology company that includes Janitrol Aero, Plane-Power, Aeroforce Turbocharger Systems, Sky-Tec, and Fuelcraft. These five brands provide engine accessories and heating solutions that meet the demanding challenges of today’s aircraft systems.
Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA) is an FAA Part 145 Class 1 and Class 2 Repair Station for piston engine and airframe accessories and an online distributor of new, rebuilt, and overhauled engine accessories. With a primary facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a growing location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, QAA offers full product life cycle support of Hartzell Engine Technologies manufactured products.
Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (AWI) specializes in welding, bending, and fabricating sheet metal and tubing, as well as the manufacturing, repair, and overhaul of piston aircraft exhaust and engine mounts.
Aerospace Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI) specializes in machining and welding with a focus on bending and welding tube assemblies for jet engines and airframes. AMI also handles metal details for AWI’s exhaust and engine mount business.
Together, the Hartzell family of brands is well-positioned to support the current demands of various general aviation markets and pave the way for the future of the industry.