With a history dating back to the Wright Brothers, Hartzell has been innovating and improving general aviation with our products for over a century. As one of the most trusted names in aviation, we’re proud to bring together industry-leading general aviation manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers under one unified brand: Hartzell Aviation.
Meet the Hartzell Aviation Family of Brands
Hartzell Aviation is made up of independent operating companies with the shared purpose of enhancing the freedom of flight and powering the future of aviation. Together, as a family of brands, Hartzell Aviation invests in world-class processes and leading-edge technologies to deliver uncompromising quality, performance, and support for today’s aircraft owners and operators.
Founded in 1917 and headquartered in Piqua, Ohio, Hartzell Propeller is the global leader in advanced aircraft propeller design and manufacturing technology for general aviation applications — both piston engine and turboprop — as well as custom propulsion solutions for electric, hybrid-electric aircraft, and advanced air mobility programs. In 2021, Hartzell Propeller acquired Tanis Aircraft Products, expanding Hartzell’s heating products to include systems for propeller deice, piston engine preheat, turbine engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avionics, and cabin preheat.
HARTZELL ENGINE TECH
Hartzell Engine Tech is a leading OEM supplier and aerospace technology company that includes branded components from Janitrol Aero, Plane-Power, Aeroforce Turbocharger Systems, Sky-Tec, and Fuelcraft, providing engine accessories and heating solutions that meet the demanding challenges of today’s aircraft systems. Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA), 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, offers full product life-cycle support of Hartzell Engine Tech manufactured products.
HARTZELL AEROSPACE WELDING
Hartzell Aerospace Welding provides quality aviation exhaust systems and custom metal fabrication backed by the expertise of trusted aviation companies Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (AWI), Aerospace Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), and Acorn Welding, including its Seaplanes West division. As the world leader in aircraft exhaust systems and engine mounts, the company’s core competencies include certified welding, precision machining, and sheet metal fabrication.
“The independent operating companies and products under the Hartzell Aviation banner will carry on a strong and rich tradition, with a history dating back to the Wright Brothers when Orville encouraged his neighbor Robert N. Hartzell to begin manufacturing airplane propellers.”
– James W. Brown III, President, Tailwind Technologies
“This newly christened organization, with its iconic Hartzell companies and brand names, is guided by the overriding principle of Built on Honor, which reflects our commitment to quality, performance, and support in everything we do.”
– Joseph W. Brown, COO, Tailwind Technologies /
Chairman, Hartzell Propeller
Aviation is in Our DNA
Each of the companies in The Hartzell Aviation family of brands is united by the same core value: Built on Honor, reflecting a collective commitment to uphold the highest standards in quality, performance, and support.