For over a century, Hartzell Propeller has remained at the forefront of aircraft propeller design and manufacturing technology. Why? I believe it’s due to our relentless curiosity, collaborative spirit, and commitment to continuous innovation.

At Hartzell, we truly care about aviation and the people who fly behind our propellers. We listen to our customers and design custom solutions finely tuned to their specific missions. We work side-by-side with the manufacturers developing next-generation aircraft. We invest in world-class processes, tools, and technology. And, most importantly, we back all our products up with exceptional service and support to keep you flying safely and confidently.

Our ninth edition of Leading Edge highlights this dedication to delivering unmatched quality, performance, and support for every corner of the aviation industry — from kitplanes, backcountry, and aerobatic aircraft to the latest advanced air mobility and electric aircraft projects.

This issue’s Feature Story gives you an inside look at Hartzell’s new 5-blade composite propeller option for the Daher Kodiak 100, and a meaningful partnership with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) to enhance the backcountry flying experience. Be sure to take advantage of our special backcountry propeller discount for RAF members, which has been extended for the third time!

We also catch up with sister Hartzell Aviation companies, Hartzell Engine Tech and Hartzell Aerospace Welding, to learn about their latest updates and product developments. Finally, we’re giving you an inside look at Hartzell Propeller’s state-of-the-art Service Center in Piqua, Ohio, providing high-quality propeller maintenance, overhaul, and repair services to support customers near and far.

Leading Edge is dedicated to the aviation community, which continues to inspire and celebrate the passion of flight. On behalf of Hartzell Propeller, thank you for reading and sharing your stories to bring together pilots and aviation fans of all ages!

JJ Frigge
President, Hartzell Propeller