brinkley propeller services appointed by hartzell as recommended service facility
Hartzell Propeller Inc. named Brinkley Propeller Services, one of Europe’s leading propeller repair and overhaul operations, as its newest Recommended Service Facility in the United Kingdom. Based 40 miles north of Central London in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, Brinkley’s modern 14,250 sq. foot campus was designed for quality, efficiency and meeting on time delivery schedules.
“As a Hartzell Recommended Service Facility we are heavily invested in tooling, equipment and training. In addition we are audited on a regular basis by EASA, other international airworthiness authorities, and by Hartzell, so our customers can rest assured their propeller maintenance is being conducted to the highest standards possible,” said Brinkley Propeller Services Director Darren Carter.”Our technicians regularly attend Hartzell training to ensure that they are up to date with all product and technical improvements. They have many years of experience in the overhaul of both piston and turbine engine propellers,” he added.
“We are pleased to have Brinkley Propeller Services as part of our worldwide support team at Hartzell Propeller,” said company President Joe Brown. “Brinkley is known for its excellent service and customer focus, which is very important to our family of customers.”
Over the past 10 years Brinkley has expanded its facilities and capabilities to include an approved Non-Destructive Testing division that supports aviation, motorsport, marine and space and satellite companies.
The addition of Brinkley Propeller Services as Hartzell Propeller’s 27th Recommended Service Facility embodies the company’s commitment to grow facilities around the globe capable of meeting rigorous standards for customer service. In many cases, Hartzell Propeller requirements significantly exceed those of the governing airworthiness authorities.
The company encourages customers to use a Hartzell Recommended Service Facility for propeller repairs and overhauls. As a member of the network, Brinkley provides the highest-quality propeller overhaul and repair work available, reflecting Hartzell’s customer commitment to quality and performance.
It joins a network of Hartzell Recommended Service Facilities located throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. This group of affiliated facilities, with factory trained technicians and state of the art equipment, ensures that owners and operators of Hartzell propellers are only a short flight or drive away from the best Hartzell recommended propeller service in the industry.
To achieve Hartzell’s Recommended Service Facility designation, Brinkley met a number of stringent requirements, including on-site quality systems and process audits and use of factory trained and highly qualified propeller experts. In addition, the new Recommended Service Facility is required to maintain Hartzell-approved specialized propeller tools and equipment along with meeting the company’s special process approvals on an ongoing basis.
Beginning its second century, Hartzell Propeller is the global leader in advanced technology aircraft propeller design and manufacturing for business, commercial and government customers. The company designs next generation propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology and manufactures them with revolutionary machining centers, robotics and custom resin transfer molding curing stations.
With ASC-II™ composite technology, Hartzell delivers optimal performance, strength and durability with carbon fiber blades. Hartzell Propeller and its sister company, Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, form the general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc.