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Best Aircraft Propeller Manufacturers

When it comes to picking the perfect propeller, it is ok to be a perfectionist! The propeller is an essential element of any aircraft, with a range of options available to choose from. It is also imperative that you keep your propellers in the best possible form, which will require ongoing maintenance and work to keep them in tip-top condition, and ready for any adventure.

Contact us today at Stockton Propeller Inc, where we have the skills you need for all your propeller needs. From propeller overhaul and reconditioning to servicing, ongoing maintenance to total replacement – no matter your problem, we have the tools to help.

Our experienced team can offer assistance at every stage of your propeller’s life. Keep them looking and working their best with regular complete inspections to catch any problems early on.

We recommend doing a calendar inspection/reseal that includes blade dressing, repainting and rebalancing. We can even pick up and deliver your propeller, in the Northern California area, for your ultimate convenience!

Aircraft mechanic working on an engineWe carry out all of our work on-site, and our experienced technicians are highly trained and qualified in all areas of propeller overhaul, maintenance, repair, and modifications. We also all hold an authentic passion for aviation, which can be seen in our close attention to detail in every job.

We offer our services to FBOs, air carriers, flight schools and individuals and work with the following OEM’s:

  • Hamilton Standard
  • Hartzell
  • McCauley
  • MT
  • Raytheon
  • Sensenich
  • Woodward

As experts in the propeller world, we know a thing or two about the top manufacturers and make a point of only working with the best of the best. To help you make your decision, here is everything you need to know about our most popular propellers and manufacturers.

Cancelled stamp with Neil Armstrong taking the 1st step on the moonHamilton Standard

Although now part of Collins Aerospace, Hamilton Standard started life back in 1929, as the result of a consolidation between Transport Corporation and United Aircraft. The two companies combined Standard Steel Propeller with Hamilton Aero Manufacturing, to form what was, at the time, the largest manufacturer of aircraft propellers in the world.

The brand has a strong history of innovation, having developed its first environmental control system in 1958, followed by the delivery of automatic electronic systems to control the cabin pressure of aircraft. Their real-time to shine arrived during the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, which featured fuel cells, life support and environmental control systems all manufactured by Hamilton Standard.

In 2012, Hamilton Standard merged with Goodrich Corporation to create UTC Aerospace Systems, and in 2018, merged again with Rockwell Collins to form Collins Aerospace. They continue to provide components and propellers to Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, and Airbus.

Hartzell

Founded in 1917 by Robert Hartzell, and initially known as the Hartzell Walnut Propeller Company, headquartered in Ohio. They specialized in creating aluminum and composite propellers for homebuilt, certified, and ultralight aircraft and continue to this day.

The manufacturer started after Hartzell received a suggestion to create a propeller for his plane using walnut trees. The concept took off and started providing Liberty aircraft propellers for WWI planes shortly after that. Their progress continued steadily; in 1926, the brand created propellers for Aeronca C-2 and contributed to the war effort in WW2 by creating metal propellers for Hamilton Standard. They also produced the very first composite propellers for the Republic RC-3 Seabee and moved onto aluminum propellers in 1948.

The company continued to go from strength to strength and was awarded the first certification for an Advanced Structural Composite propeller by the FAA in 2006.

McCauley

McCauley Propeller Systems was created in 1938 by Earnest G McCauley and initially located in Ohio. Nowadays, the company headquarters are in Wichita, Kansas, with Textron Aviation as the owners. They are noted for the invention of the solid-steel, ground-adjustable propeller in 1941, as well as the forged aluminum propeller in 1946.

MT

Originating in Germany, MT-Propeller was founded by Gerd Muehlbauer in 1980, and remains a leading manufacturer of composite propellers, servicing single and twin-engine aircraft, as well as wind tunnels and airships.

Raytheon

Starting life as Hawker Beechcraft, Raytheon has a long and turbulent history as a company pulled from the brink of bankruptcy on more than one occasion. Despite the behind-the-scenes drama, they have worked steadily to establish a strong name within the industry, and have both the Beechcraft Baron and the Beechcraft Bonanza within their list of accomplishments.

Ultralight Airplane with green grass and trees in background

Sensenich

Sensenich Propeller was founded in America in 1932, formerly trading as Sensenich Brothers. Based in Pennsylvania, they create metal, wood, and composite propellers for aircraft and airboats, and work with ultralight, certified and homebuilt aircraft, as well as airboats.

Woodward

When it comes to history, Woodward is pretty formidable. They hold the status as the world’s oldest, largest independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider for not only propellers but control systems and their components. They started creating controls for water wheels, moving into aircraft propellers in the 1930s. Since then, they have continued to grow, expand, and develop, earning a sterling reputation for excellence and quality.

Leave It To The Pros!

If you need your carbon fiber Hartzell or MT propellers repaired and overhauled, or your Sensenich propeller fine-tuned, call us at Stockton Propeller Inc. We pride ourselves on only working with the very best manufacturers to ensure you’re flying with top quality every time. Get in touch for a free quote today, and rest assured that your propeller needs are in the hands of the experts!