Marketplace: Propeller MRO Service Providers

McCauley Propeller Systems
Credit: McCauley Propeller Systems

Increased aircraft utilization is driving the propeller MRO market. The companies listed below are among authorized propeller service providers.

McCauley Propeller Systems sees continuing growth in the propeller repair market, thanks to increased aircraft utilization and propeller sales growth.  Through a global network of 50 authorized service centers, the OEM provides maintenance support to its own products as well as those from other propeller manufacturers. Most of its authorized service centers specialize in propellers for fixed-wing turbine and piston-powered aircraft.

Textron Aviation, the parent company of McCauley Propeller Systems, offers its ProPropeller maintenance service plan with the purchase of any new Textron Aviation aircraft. Being its own largest supplier of required components and assemblies has helped McCauley weather the current supply chain complexities and associated challenges due to long-term external supplier relationships.

Four Decades Of Service

Rocky Mountain Propellers
Credit: Rocky Mountain Propellers

Rocky Mountain Propellers has been serving the domestic and international fixed-wing propeller MRO market since 1982, focusing on piston and turbine metal and composite propellers for corporate, air carrier, air ambulance and air cargo operators. The private individual, owner-flown segment makes up about 25-30% of its business.

Centrally located in the Rocky Mountain region, 15 miles north of Denver in Erie, Colorado, the company holds both FAA and EASA repair station authority, services all major propeller products, and is an OEM-authorized service center for Hartzell, McCauley, MT-Propeller, Dowty and Sensenich. 

Rocky Mountain Propellers repair capabilities were recently added, including overhaul of Hartzell and MT-Propeller composite products.…

Metal And Composite Props

New England Propeller Service
Credit: New England Propeller Service

With repair facilities in East Haddam, Connecticut, since 1951, New England Propeller Service repairs and sells a complete line of products from all the major propeller OEMs, including MT-Propeller, McCauley and Hartzell. A factory authorized service center for MT-Propeller and McCauley, the company focuses on propellers for all fixed wing prop-driven aircraft, and holds repair station authority under FAA Part 145, and EASA 145.5972 approvals.  

Along with traditional two and three-bladed metal propellers, New England Propeller Service also repairs the newest propeller technologies, incorporating composites as well as seven to nine bladed systems, which are considered the future design trends.…

Grown From Airline Roots

Piedmont Propellers
Credit: Piedmont Propulsion Systems LLC

Established in 1948 by the legacy Piedmont Airlines, Piedmont Propulsion Systems LLC, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, supports all major propeller products including Hamilton Sundstrand, GE Dowty, Hartzell and McCauley used on leading regional turboprop aircraft including ATR, Bombardier/DeHavilland Dash 8 and Q400; SAAB 340 and 2000, as well as multiple military aircraft.. The company is also a Hartzell OEM authorized service center.

As the world’s largest independent propeller MRO, Piedmont Propulsion Systems has FAA as well as European EASA, Indonesian DGCA, Philippines CAAP, and Mexican AFAC repair station approvals. FAA Designated Engineering Representative and rotorcraft repair capabilities continue to be added, including for Lockheed Martin Sikorsky UH-60/S-70 Blackhawk Main Rotor Blades, S-76 Main Rotor Blades and multiple UH-60/S-70 dynamic components.…