Pacific Propeller International Achieves Capability for the New 54H60 Overhaul Technical Order Requirements

July 22, 2020

Kent WA – July 15, 2020 -  Pacific Propeller international, a member of the Precision Aerospace Products Group, has successfully implemented a proven and repeatable process to overhaul and repair the Hamilton Standard 54H60 propeller. The 54H60 propellers are used on the C-130 Hercules and P-3 Orion aircraft, which are part of the U.S. strategic arsenal and also heavily relied upon by U.S. allies, commercial and international military operators.

Precision Aerospace Product’s significant investment in PPI’s engineering and modern machining equipment has resulted in PPI being the only company to achieve the new stringent Technical Order (TO) requirements. This successful development by PPI will provide immediate relief to U.S. military and International Customers that have been waiting for a resolution to return props to service for nearly three years. COO and President, Tim Gellerson, commented on awaiting the new technical processes, “I am very proud of the PPI team. They were given a very tough project and they implemented with great determination and success.”

PPI is globally recognized for delivering enhanced overhaul techniques and is the only commercial MRO repair station certified by the OEM –RTX/ Collins Aerospace on the 54H60 platform. As an invited member of the Incident Response Team (IRT) which includes USAF, USN, USCG, Collins Aerospace, and Lockheed, PPI was able to provide valuable knowledge, experience, and forward-thinking engineering. Established in 1946, Pacific Propeller has been offering global repair and overhaul services to regional aircraft, with extensive experience with the C-130 Hercules and P-3 Orion platforms.

“Clearly, PPI’s technical dominance in cutting edge repair and overhaul techniques with its impeccable record of success will provide U.S. and international users of the C-130 and P-3 platforms with the confidence that PPI will quickly deliver backlogged 54H60 propellers and get their planes back in the air,” stated Jeff Heikke, CEO of Precision Aerospace Products.

PPI is excited to offer this new service to its current and new customers, helping grounded aircraft return to mission-ready status. PPI and its employees look forward to serving 54H60 propeller customers with the quality they have come to expect from PPI and all Precision Aerospace group companies.