Brings The Number Of Approved Prop Shops To 21
Hartzell has selected Northwest Propeller of Puyallup,
Washington, to join its network of Recommended Service Facilities
(RSF). Northwest Propeller was founded in 1985 and is located at
the Pierce Country Airport at Thun Field in Washington State.
Northwest brings to 21 the number of Hartzell RSFs situated in
strategic locations around the world. Hartzell maintains a high
standard throughout its entire network, and to achieve its RSF
status requires a strict certification process, as well as ongoing
training and evaluation.
Hartzell's senior vice-president of marketing and customer
services, Mike Disbrow said, "We selected Northwest Propeller
because of its continued focus on quality and customer service,
which is a prerequisite for any Hartzell repair facility. Northwest
is also well located to act as our representative to customers in
the Pacific north-west region."
Northwest Propeller president Dick Jacob said, "We are honored
to become part of Hartzell's network of RSFs. We've worked hard to
achieve and adhere to Hartzell's standards and we have begun
providing service and repairs as an RSF at our facility in
Disbrow added that to become an RSF for Hartzell requires a
rigorous periodic audit process to ensure each facility maintains
quality systems, parts inventory, tooling and staff training.
He said, "The propeller system is one of the most vital yet
highly stressed components of an aircraft, so we make our
evaluation process extremely rigorous, and we require ongoing
factory training for all RSFs. Our focus on superior standards
reflects Hartzell's continuing aim to improve performance,
durability and flight safety."
Northwest Propeller Inc. was established in 1985 and for 10
years was located in Auburn, Washington, before relocating to
Puyallup. Northwest's technicians perform repairs, maintenance and
overhaul on a wide variety of propellers, hubs and governors
installed on the world's fleet.