Category:Aircraft propeller manufacturers
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The following 49 pages are in this category, out of 49 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 49 pages are in this category, out of 49 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Competition Aircraft – Competition Aircraft Inc, founded in 1980 by Jack Venaleck, is an American manufacturer of composite propellers for ultralight aircraft. The company headquarters is located in Grass Valley, California, competition Aircraft started as a subsidiary of Associated Enterprises of Painesville, Ohio. The company started producing aircraft propellers in 1983 under the Ultra-Prop brand, the company produces propellers with up to six blades. List of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website
2. Culver Props – Culver Props Inc, was an American manufacturer of wooden propellers for homebuilt and ultralight aircraft. In 2001 the company ceased production and was purchased by Valley Engineering LLC, Valley Engineering turned the company into a brand of propellers. Culver Props Inc had its headquarters in Galeton, Pennsylvania. In 2001 the production equipment was moved to Valley Engineering and is now located in Rolla, the company makes one-piece wooden propellers carved from northern hard maple and birch. List of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website
3. De Havilland Propellers – The factory had been built in only nine months as part of the governments emergency pre-war shadow-factory programme. Work on missiles began in the late 1940s, early 1950s at the Hatfield plant in facilities which had used during the war for development. By the early sixties, the company became Hawker Siddeley Dynamics which in turn became British Aerospace Dynamics, in the same year a second contract was received for the development of an infra-red homing head. When these contracts had been completed the M. o. S. awarded the company a development contract for a complete weapon system for an air-to-air missile with infra-red homing guidance. Originally under the project designation Blue Jay, later to be Firestreak, production of the Firestreak was shared between all the U. K. Woomera, Australia and Aberporth were used for test firing. The company was responsible for the Blue Streak rocket, Britains own nuclear missile. Although cancelled in 1960 as a weapon, the technology went into providing Europe with a satellite launcher. Blue Streak as first stage of the Europa rocket, it performed flawlessly with every flight, a reciprocal technical information agreement existed between the two firms. Under licence from Hamilton Standard de Havilland Propellers produced cold-air units for most types of civil, used in conjunction with a heat exchanger, the units reduced the temperature of compressor-bleed air by more than 300 deg C. Dr. Norman de Bruyne, FREng, FRS, successfully developed the use of reinforced phenol-formaldehyde resins in the manufacture of propellers for de Havillands. The attraction of this material was that, with a density of about a one half that of aluminium alloy, de Havilland Propellers Ltd. erected during 1953 in St. Albans a 24 m diameter 2-bladed Enfield-Andreau type turbine. Other components produced at the company’s Lostock works were de Havilland Comet undercarriages, Aerospace industry in the United Kingdom de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre List of aircraft propeller manufacturers
4. Dowty Rotol – Dowty Rotol was a British engineering company based in Staverton, Gloucestershire and specialised in the manufacture of propellers and propeller components. Following a series of changes of ownership, the original Dowty Rotol facility at Staverton is now owned by the Safran Group, operating as part of its Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Landing Gear subsidiary. Propeller design and manufacture was moved a few hundred metres down the road when the company was split into business units under its Dowty ownership in the early 1990s,16 january 2007, Dowty Propellers becomes part of GE Aviation Systems through GE buying Smiths Group’s aerospace division. The Company was formed as Rotol Airscrews in 1937 by Rolls-Royce, the name is a contraction of ROlls-Royce and BrisTOL. Rotols props were considered leading edge, its models equipping the Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire. By the end of the war it had introduced the first five-bladed propeller to see widespread use, in 1943 the company changed name from Rotol Airscrews Limited to Rotol Limited and in 1952 it acquired British Messier Limited a specialist in landing gear and hydraulics. In 1958 Bristol Aeroplane and Rolls-Royce agreed to sell Rotol and British Messier to the Dowty Group, by 1959 Rotol and British Messier along with Dowty Equipment and Dowty Fuel Systems became part of the new Dowty Aviation Division based at Cheltenham. In 1968 the company introduced the first fibreglass propellers, which went on to see widespread use, since then it has migrated to carbon fibre, and remains a leader in propeller design. On 5 February 2015 a fire at Dowtys Staverton facility caused severe damage to 80% of the building, destroying the main production line. A facility at Vantage Point Business Village in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire has been selected for the company’s interim propeller blade manufacturing, Dowty Propellers can also be found on LCACs from the United States Navy and other militaries. The National Air and Space Museums Udvar Hazy Center, Virginia, has one such propeller example presently on display, messier-Dowty George Dowty List of aircraft propeller manufacturers Information and pictures, Dowty Propellers plant in Gloucester, UK, from Smiths Aerospace web site. GE Aviation - Dowty propellers Graces Guide Dowty Rotol of Staverton, Churchdown
5. GSC Systems – GSC Systems, founded in 1984, is a Canadian manufacturer of wooden propellers for homebuilt and ultralight aircraft. The company headquarters is located in Vernon, British Columbia, the company was originally part of Aircraft Sales and Parts, but was sold off to an employee in 2000. Originally producing fixed pitch propellers, the company expanded into ground adjustable designs and more recently introducing the GSC-GTA. Their propeller blades are all made from eastern maple hardwood, originally called GSC Systems International Ltd. the company is now officially GSC Systems Ltd. Sundog One-Seater Sundog Two-Seater List of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website
6. Hamilton Standard – Other members of the corporation included Boeing, United Airlines, Sikorsky, and Pratt & Whitney. At the time, Hamilton was the largest manufacturer of propellers in the world. Standard Steel Propeller had been formed in 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Hamilton Aero Manufacturing had been formed in 1920 in Milwaukee, charles Lindberghs Spirit of St. Louis used a propeller made by Standard Steel Propeller Company in his historic solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Caldwell received the 1933 Collier Trophy for this advance in flight propulsion, later advances included full-feathering and reversible propellers. Hamilton Standard was a division of United Aircraft Corporation along with Pratt & Whitney, in 1952 Hamilton Standard opened its plant in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. In 1958 Hamiltons first environmental control system entered service on the Convair 880, in 1968 Hamilton began delivering automatic, electronic systems for control of cabin pressure in aircraft. In 1999, Hamilton Standard merged with Sundstrand Corporation to become Hamilton Sundstrand, Hamilton Sundstrand continues to provide aerospace components and systems to most of the worlds aircraft manufacturers, including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer. In 2012 Hamilton Sundstrand merged with Goodrich Corporation to become UTC Aerospace Systems, list of aircraft propeller manufacturers Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311
7. Hamilton Sundstrand – Hamilton Sundstrand was an American globally active corporation that manufactured and supported aerospace and industrial products for worldwide markets. A subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, it was headquartered in Windsor Locks, the company was formed from the merger of Hamilton Standard and Sundstrand Corporation in 1999. In 2012, Hamilton Sundstrand was merged with Goodrich Corporation to form UTC Aerospace Systems, on June 10,1999, Hamilton Standard and the Sundstrand Corp. were merged, forming Hamilton Sundstrand. Hamilton Sundstrand traces its roots to the founding of the Sundstrand Corp. in 1905, in early 2001, Claverham Ltd was sold to Hamilton Sundstrand. In 2012, Hamilton Sundstrand was merged with Goodrich Corporation to form UTC Aerospace Systems, Hamilton Sundstrand was among the largest global suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products. Their three major businesses were Aircraft Systems, Industrial and Energy, and Space and Defense, Hamilton Sundstrand supplied integrated systems solutions for military, commercial, regional, and corporate aircraft. In 2013, The four industrial companies became subsidiaries of new parent company Accudyne Industries, Claverham Limited, was an international subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand based in Bristol, England
8. Hartzell Propeller – Hartzell Propeller was founded in 1917 by Robert Hartzell as the Hartzell Walnut Propeller Company. Hartzell is an American manufacturer of composite and aluminum propellers for certified, homebuilt, the company headquarters is located in Piqua, Ohio. The company produces propellers, spinners, governors, ice protection systems and other propeller controls. In an effort to get off his Union City, Indiana farm, 17-year-old John T. Hartzell borrowed $25, purchased a horse and a huckster wagon, in 1875 he founded the Hartzell Farm Wagon Company. In the 1890s, Johns son George joined the company as a partner and it was renamed John T. Hartzell & Son, doing business as lumber suppliers, George Hartzell purchased the company from his father and renamed it the George W. Hartzell Company. He moved the company from Greenville, Ohio to Piqua, Ohio, in 1915, the company manufactured gun stocks for the First World War. George’s son Robert N. Hartzell owned an airplane and did maintenance as a young man. In 1917, Orville Wright suggested that Hartzell use its walnut trees to manufacture aircraft propellers, as a result Robert founded the Hartzell Walnut Propeller Company in Piqua and the company provided Liberty aircraft propellers for World War I warplanes. After the war, Hartzell built its own airplanes, including the FC-1, the FC-1 took first place in the Flying Club of St. Louis Trophy Race at the 1923 International Air Meet. Hartzell stopped producing aircraft to avoid competing with its own propeller customers, in 1926, Hartzell began building propellers for the Aeronca C-2. During World War II the company produced metal propellers for Hamilton-Standard, after the war, Hartzell produced the first composite propellers for the Republic Seabee. Hartzell began making aluminum propellers in 1948 and developed the first full-feathering propellers for a light aircraft in the 1950s. These were used in the Aero Commander, the Piper Apache, the Cessna 310, Hartzell introduced a turboprop propeller in 1961 and in 1975 certified a 5-bladed propeller for the Shorts 330. In 1978, the company produced a composite aramid fiber propeller for the CASA212, in 1989, Hartzell produced sixteen-foot propellers for the Boeing Condor, another record-breaking aircraft. Hartzell introduced Top-Prop, replacement propellers for aircraft, in 1991. In 1994, the company held the first Friends of Hartzell Air Show in Piqua, for which Hartzell developed its first aerobatic system. In 2013, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship chose Hartzell to provide 3-blade composite propellers, in 2006, the FAA granted Hartzell the first certification for an Advanced Structural Composite propeller for general aviation. List of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website
9. Hoffmann Propeller – Hoffman Propeller is a German manufacturer of aircraft propellers. The company headquarters is located at Rosenheim in Bavaria, Germany, established in 1955 the company initially designed and produced propellers for motor gliders with a staff of six. The company has acquired rights to the V-Prop, an automatic self-powering electronic variable-pitch propeller invented by Thomas Strieker of Silence Aircraft, stefan Bichlmeyr from Technical Engineering at Hoffmann Propeller has said that the firm is working with Thomas Strieker to redesign the VProp system for bigger engines. As of June 2013 this redesign is in process but not finished yet, Hoffmann Propeller also manufactures fans for wind tunnels and hovercraft. List of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website Flight International, July 1982 - Article on Hoffmanns propeller manufacturing process
10. Ivoprop – Ivoprop Corporation, founded in 1984 by Ivo Zdarsky, is an American manufacturer of composite propellers for homebuilt and ultralight aircraft, as well as airboats. The company headquarters is located in Bellflower, California, Zdarsky started the company after carving his own propeller for a homebuilt ultralight trike that he flew from Cold War Czechoslovakia, over the Iron Curtain to Vienna in 1984. The company has sold over 20,000 propellers since then, the companys propellers are built from carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer and feature a stainless steel leading edge. Ivoprop produce both in-flight adjustable and ground-adjustable propellers of unusual design, whereas conventional variable-pitch propellers rotate at the blade root, the Ivoprop design has its blade fixed. The blade is hollow, containing a steel torsion rod fixed to the blade tip, by mechanically turning the rod within the hub, a twist is achieved which adjusts the blades angle of attack. List of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website
11. Lang Propellers – Lang Propellers was a British company, specialising in aircraft propeller manufacture the company traded between 1913 and 1936. In 1909 Arthur Alexander Dashwood Lang became interested in aircraft propeller design, Lang developed and patented, processes for copper tipping propeller blades, as well as producing fabric tipped propellers, such as those used on the Royal Aircraft Factory B. E. 2C aircraft. In 1910 he went to work for British & Colonial as manager of the propeller shop and he left in 1912 and set up in partnership with David Garnett at the Riverside Works Weybridge, Surrey. The company was called Lang, Garnett & Co. This enterprise lasted a matter of months before Garnett left the firm, Lang established the Lang Propeller company and continued to use the Riverside Works, in 1913, and at its peak the company supplied wooden propellers to nearly every aeroplane company in England. Lang sold this company to the Sopwith Aircraft company, in April 1936 the Aeronautical Corporation of Great Britain, Ltd was incorporated. The new company was formed to acquire the assets of companies involved in the UK production of the Aeronca aircraft and these comprised rights under British Patents relating to machines for shaping airscrew blades applied for by Lang. The new company bought a factory at Walton near Peterborough that had built during the first world war for Frederick Sage & Company for aircraft production. The Lang Propeller Company of America Inc. was established as a Manhattan corporation with a capital of $45,000, with Lang, L. L. Montant, bush as Directors in August 1917. Dashwood Lang had just sold his UK company to the Sopwith Aircraft company, the US Navy contracted Lang to supply them with propellers and paid for the construction of a factory at Whitestone on Long Island. By late 1917 the company name was changed to Lang Products Co, prior to the factory being completed Lang subcontracted the manufacture of his designs to local US and Canadian producers. Lang formed another company A. D. Lang Ltd, in 1921 it was described as being general manufacturers, buying and selling agents, printers, lithographers, manufacturers of chemicals with offices at 4, Vigo Street, London W1. In addition to his work in developing propellers and associated equipment, in 1936 Lang joined the Board of Hordern-Richmond, another British company that was closely involved in the development and production of airscrews and propellers
12. Lange Aviation – Lange Aviation GmbH is a German company that manufactures gliders and develops electric power-plants for other aircraft. It was founded by its present managing director, Axel Lange, the company currently has 42 employees. At the end of September 2007, the business was re-capitalised, Lange Faserverbundtechnik GmbH acquired all material and intellectual properties of the Lange Flugzeugbau GmbH and it continued the production of the Antares gliders at the airport at Zweibrücken. The company has operated since 2008 under the name Lange Aviation Gmbh, the company builds and sells an electric self-launching glider, the Lange Antares 20E. It uses lithium-ion batteries and a 42 kW brushless DC electric motor and this unit was first flight tested on 7 May 1999, in a heavily modified DG-800 B. The prototype Antares 20E flew in 2003, the first production aircraft was delivered in 2004, the 20Es electric system is also available in the Schempp-Hirth Arcus. The Antares 18 is an 18m class glider that has derived from the 20E. It first flew 28 May 2006, the Antares 18 is available as a pure glider or with a two stroke engine. The company announced a 23-metre Open Class glider on 23 April 2011 and this has been developed in a joint venture with Schempp-Hirth which simultaneously announced another 23m glider called the Schempp-Hirth Quintus. The two companies have agreed to coordinate marketing, the biggest differences between Antares 23 E and Quintus are the fuselages and the propulsion units. Lange Aviation have installed an electric system whereas the Quintus has a combustion engine, the company produced a flying test bed for fuel cell technology in collaboration with German Aerospace Center. The aircraft, Antares DLR-H2, was based on the 20E but has strengthened wings with hard-points, attached to the hard-points are two 2. 8m long pods, the right hand pod containing a tank with pressurized hydrogen, the left hand pod containing the fuel-cells. The aircraft still carries the full pack of Li-Ion batteries, and can be flown on fuel-cell power alone, on battery power alone and this makes testing of new fuel cell systems much easier. The aircraft was announced in September 2008 at Stuttgart Airport, the first flight on fuel-cell power alone took place in April 2009. The first public flight took place in July 2009 in Hamburg. The company is developing the experimental aircraft called the Antares H3. The Antares H3 is a higher performance successor to the Antares DLR-H2, like the H2 it is based on the Antares 20E and it also uses hydrogen fuel cells. Homepage DLR homepage on Antares DLR H2
13. McCauley Propeller Systems – McCauley Propeller Systems, founded in 1938 by Earnest G. McCauley, is an American manufacturer of composite propellers for homebuilt and ultralight aircraft. The company headquarters was at one time located in Vandalia, Ohio, originally called McCauley Aviation Corporation in September 1996, it was renamed McCauley Propeller Systems. The company is owned by Cessna, which is in turn owned by Textron. The company is noted for having invented the ground-adjustable, solid-steel propeller in 1941, list of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website
14. Powerfin – Powerfin Propellers, is an American manufacturer of composite propellers for homebuilt, light-sport and ultralight aircraft, as well as wind power generation systems. The company headquarters is located in Hurricane, Utah, although it was formerly in El Campo, Texas, powerfin produces carbon fiber two, three, four and five-bladed propellers for two-stroke and four-stroke engines up to the Rotax 914 of 115 hp. The propeller blades are constructed of fiber and aramid pre-preg cloth with a foam core. The companys Apex series of two to five bladed propeller hubs were CAD/CAM designed and are created on a Haas VF-4 CNC vertical milling station, founded by Stuart Gort, the company went out of business in 2009. It was acquired by powered parachute manufacturer Frederick Scheffel and production moved to Texas in late 2009, list of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website
15. Prince Aircraft – Prince Aircraft Company, founded in 1979 by Lonnie Prince, is an American manufacturer of wood and composite propellers for homebuilt and ultralight aircraft. The company headquarters is located in Whitehouse, Ohio, Prince founded his company as a part-time business and worked full-time as an air traffic controller until the 1981 PATCO strike after which he devoted full-time attention to the company. The company produces a product, the Prince P-TIP Propeller. The propeller designs are available in both wooden and carbon fiber construction, list of aircraft propeller manufacturers Official website
16. Frederick Tibbenham – Frederick Tibbenham was a British cabinet maker and businessman from Ipswich, Suffolk. His company held a Royal Warrant for the production of furniture, during the two World Wars his factory made wooden aircraft propellors. Tibbenham started his life as a picture framer. He progressed to making, and in 1904, established the firm of Frederick Tibbenham Ltd. In its workshops in Turret Lane, the company made high-quality reproduction pieces, particularly in Jacobethan style and they were also involved in furniture restoration, and used both genuine and reproduction panelling in house restoration work. The firm also manufactured wooden Bren gun grips, butts and carrying handles as part of the war effort and he also tried - unsuccessfully - to persuade the British army to commission the production of wooden bullets. Another building, the clubhouse for Ipswich Golf Club, opened in 1927, was built on a basis by Tibbenham for £3200. It was Tibbenham who introduced the architect Oliver Hill to his colleagues on the board, the estate Hill envisaged was only partially finished and the company collapsed, but it is still one of the countrys largest collections of Art Deco houses. After the Second World War, Tibbenham was obliged to alter the production of the factory to Utility pieces, which failed to keep the factory working. Attempts to keep the business included the purchase of the McLagan Furniture Company of Stratford, Ontario in 1948. Tibbenhams itself closed in the mid-1950s, having suffered the effects of the new purchase tax, a woman fitter working on an aeroplane propeller at Frederick Tibbenham Ltd in Ipswich. Photograph from the Imperial War Museum photographic archive, hosted at the First World War Digital Poetry Archive, london Gazette entry of death facebook page about some of his work
17. UTC Aerospace Systems – UTC Aerospace Systems was formed by United Technologies Corporation in August 2012 by combining two companies, Goodrich Corporation and Hamilton Sundstrand. UTC Aerospace Systems is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products. They are engaged in designing, manufacturing and servicing systems and components for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters, UTC Aerospace Systems is also a major supplier to international space programs. UTC Aerospace Systems has two segments, Aircraft Systems and Power, Control & Sensing Systems. These segments are then broken down into several business units, the Aircraft Systems consists of Actuation & Propeller Systems, Aerostructures, Air Management Systems, Interiors, and Landing Systems. The Power, Control & Sensing Systems consists of Electric Systems, Engine Systems, ISR & Space Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems is the owner of Ithaco Space Systems, Inc. formerly owned by Goodrich Company. Ithaco produced items for the field of control since 1962, such as Earth sensors, reaction/momentum wheels, magnetometers. In addition to over 100 U. S. satellites, equipment made by Ithaco flew on Japanese, Canadian, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, the ROSAT reaction wheels lasted over 8 years. List of aircraft propeller manufacturers UTC Aerospace Systems website
18. Windsor Propeller – Windsor Propeller is an American manufacturer of propellers and accessories for hobby model aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Founded in 1978 in Windsor, Northern California by Fred Jamieson, the company is now headquartered in Rancho Cordova, California, selling its products worldwide. Fred Jamieson started the Windsor Propeller Company in 1978 and he got interested in modelling by his family. His great grand parents opened the first toy store in San Francisco, before starting Windsor Propeller Company, Fred worked in aviation as a Navy test pilot, commercial airline pilot, helicopter test pilot, crop-duster and a private aviation pilot. He was also a racer and sports cars enthusiast. Fred Jamieson began building and flying aircraft in the 1960s. The first products under the Master Airscrew brand were produced in 1976, Fred started making 1/2A propellers and sending them to hobby shops, and in 1980 the company started selling fiberglass-filled propellers. The growth of the company began and 2 years later the company had 15 propellers, the designs were made by Fred himself, first by hand and later by specialized computer software. Today the company has more than 250 different styles and sizes of propellers and sells Master Airscrew products on six continents. com, Windsor Propellers website