Under the terms of the agreement, Pacific Propeller International will be the primary 54H60 propeller repair/overhaul center worldwide.
“Being selected by UTAS is a real distinction and honor for PPI and its affiliates, C&S Propeller and PPI Technical Services. The agreement enables PPI and UTAS to take C-130/P-3 propeller maintenance and technical development to the next level,” said Al Hayward, PPI’s Vice President of Sales.
Under the agreement, the UTAS Maastricht facility will no longer provide 54H60 repair and overhaul services. All tools and equipment will be acquired by PPI and re-located to its 64,000 square foot facility in Kent, Washington. Furthermore, PPI will have complete access to UTAS technical publications and technical support for the 54H60 product.
Robert Schechtman, Hamilton Sundstrand’s Propeller Systems Business Manager, noted, “In a review of their repair services offered, UTAS considered a primary Licensee assignment to PPI as the preferred sustainable solution for future maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) requirements.”
This agreement is a win-win for operators of C-130 and P-3 aircraft. PPI has earned a reputation of quality and workmanship through focus on knowledge, relationships and solutions with an emphasis on safety and outstanding customer service. This agreement with UTAS validates the group’s well-regarded position in the industry for the past 60 years.
Servicing, overhauling, and repairing propellers since 1946.
PPI is certified by the US Air Force, US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Custom Services, NAMSA/NATO, Spanish Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force and the FAA to repair and overhaul the 54H60 propeller system.
PPI’s Repair & Return P-3 Propeller Program for the US Navy has saved the Navy millions of dollars over the life of the contract.
PPI is the largest independant propeller repair & overhaul facility in the world
PPI is the OEM for the A6441FN-606 propeller system operated on the Lockheed Electra L188 and Convair 580 Aircraft
PPI’s 64,000 sq. ft. facility is dedicated to propeller assembly, component repair and overhaul and manufacturing.