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Pacific Propeller International, LLC (PPI) – Upgrades its Internal Engineering Capabilities

Bellevue, Washington – PPI and C&S Propellers, members of the Precision Aerospace Products (PAP) group of companies is meeting the challenges of its expansive growth by partnering with IAC in Fort Worth, Texas, merging IAC’s and PAP’s deep core of innovative and advanced engineering teams.

In October 2021, IAC and PAP signed a Strategic Teaming Agreement focused on expanding PAP’s core business in propeller blade overhauls and repairs. The association with IAC has opened the door to meet PPI’s strategic growth initiatives and now includes cutting-edge rotor aircraft blade repairs and engineering support. PAP has capitalized on the opportunity to build upon its core knowledge with over 100 years of cumulative engineering experience by expanding into a similar market. The PAP/IAC strategic partnership opens the doors to a new line of blade repairs and brings together two of the industry’s most renowned engineering groups. Both companies have an extensive history in propeller and rotor blade repairs.

Jeff Heikke, CEO of PPI and the Precision Aerospace group of companies, stated: “PPI is already recognized as a cutting edge engineering powerhouse, having been the first to engineer a solution for the new and complex requirements under T.O. 3H1-18-3 Rev 0. PPI continues to focus on being the first to engineer solutions and new approaches to extending the life of C-130 and P3 propeller systems. At our core, in our DNA, and as our corporate mission, we are about “Knowledge, Relationships and Solutions.” We are proud to announce IAC’s integration into our engineering team, underscoring our long-term objectives and mission.”

IAC is recognized as a disruptive growth leader in the rotor blade market, paying dividends. “We are at the center of leading-edge technology in the rotor blade market with unparalleled solutions in our industry.” Said Randy Steven, CEO of IAC. “We are poised and eager to assist and continue our reputation as a market disruptor by applying new solutions and innovations in the propeller and rotor blade industry.”

“The partnering of PAP and IAC is just the beginning. PAP will continue to lead in engineering innovations well into the future.” George Canovas, Corporate CCO and Executive Vice President of PPI-Technical Services.

With the addition of IAC’s engineering group, the transformation of the PAP Group of Companies has hit another milestone – conceived and executed in a deliberate and precise manner. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned, there is more to come.
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PPI Announces Strategic Teaming Agreement with Turbopower

Bellevue, WA., July 15, 2021 – Precision Aerospace Products LLC, the parent company of Pacific Propeller International, LLC (PPI), announced today a strategic teaming agreement with Turbopower, LLC in which the two companies will offer a comprehensive Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) solution for the Rolls-Royce T56 engine and the Hamilton Standard 54H60 propeller, both of which are used on the Lockheed Martin C-130 and P-3 Orion aircrafts. Turbopower is a globally recognized and certified Rolls Royce Authorized Maintenance Center and PPI is the only licensed Hamilton Standard 54H60 propeller MRO facility. The new partnerhsip creates a best-in-class and streamlined repair solution that brings together the advanced engineering capabilities and international customer relationships of both companies to bolster their global mission of supporting the U.S. Government and its allies.

“PPI and Turbopower have nearly 90 years of cumulative experience and are OEM-certified experts in their respective fields. PPI and Turbopower’s combined knowledge, relationships and solutions provide all Lockheed Martin C-130 and P-3 operators a streamlined solution when they require 54H60 propeller and T-56 engine assistance,” said Jeff Heikke, CEO of Precision Aerospace Products. “There is a genuine need to support the U.S. Government’s international policy by improving its allies’ C-130 and P-3 aircraft mission readiness. We are proud to be a strategic partner with Turbopower and look forward to continuing the long-term success of both companies,” George Canovas, Precision Aerospace Products CCO, Strategic Global Relations. Vlad Miskovic, President of Turbopower, added “We look forward to working with the PPI team to broaden our service offerings to current and future customers.”

About Pacific Propeller International, LLC

Since 1946, Pacific Propeller International (PPI) has been providing global repair and overhaul services to regional aircraft, as well as many of the world’s military operators of large transport propeller aircraft. Today, PPI is respected worldwide as an industry leader among customers and competitors alike.

PPI provides customers with repair and overhaul in its 64,000-square foot facility in Kent, Washington USA. Employing the most experienced propulsion professionals, PPI customers can rely and count on the decades of knowledge only experience offers from respected engineers and technicians.

About Turbopower LLC

Turbopower is a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for gas turbine engines, auxiliary power units and component parts to military and commercial customers worldwide. The Company holds numerous quality and customer certifications, including FAA Part 145 repair station and Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center certification. Turbopower operates out of a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot facility with on-site engine test cells. Turbopower was founded in 1974 and is based in Opa-Locka, Florida. To find out more, visit

PPI Contact:

George (Jorge) Canovas

[email protected]


Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Highly Impressed with Innovative C-130 Propeller Overhaul Collaboration

TIMESINDONESIA, MALANG, The 5000 flight hour overhaul of the C-130 Hercules 54H60 propeller can now be handled at home by the Indonesian Air Force Technicians. This process was previously always done abroad.

Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff (KASAU), Air Marshal Yuyu Sutisna, S.E., M.M., accompanied by Marsda Air Force Material Maintenance Commander (Koharmatau) TNI Dento Priyono and staff visited Depo Maintenance (Depohar) 10 Tuesday (12/11/19).

Air Force Chief of Staff, Yuyu Sutisna saw firsthand the maintenance capabilities of the Air Force technicians at Depohar 10 Bandung.  The Air Force Chief of Staff said, “He was very proud to see the performance of the technicians being able to carry out the maintenance processes to overhaul the C-130 propellers.  This overhaul capability was obtained in 2018 from The United States Government’s Assistance program.”

This is an extraordinary achievement for Koharmatau’s Depot 10 technicians being able to overhaul the propellers in country now and not having to send them overseas for overhaul.

Meanwhile Commander Dento Priyono felt very happy and satisfied with the achievements of his staff units.  The Commander noted,  “ This achievement is a good collaboration from all parties so that it produces an output which deserves appreciation from the leadership for carrying the good name for the Indonesian Air Force.”Cli

Click here for link to Indonesian Times Article