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Pacific Propeller International, LLC – Leading and Not Following

Pacific Propeller International, LLC – Leading and Not Following

March 3, 2022

Kent, WashingtonPacific Propeller International, LLC (PPI) – Standing ready to assist, PPI is poised and actively assisting humanitarian and other efforts in the Ukraine conflict by delivering urgently needed C-130 propellers. The C-130 Hercules is a heavy lift aircraft capable of delivering food, humanitarian and medical supplies in the harshest of conditions and locations. Our products may be only propellers, but our mission is to support our US DOD and its NATO allies.

“Knowing PPI can deliver, we have again been asked to be a close participant in an active conflict. Confidence in PPI’s quality and unsurpassed mission readiness has propelled PPI on to the front lines. Supported by the US government, PPI is addressing the urgent and immediate needs of our allies by returning overhauled propellers to service in as little as two weeks. This is truly a groundbreaking effort and one we take seriously. We have overcome parts shortages and demonstrated to the world that we cannot be stopped. At our core, in our DNA and our corporate mission, we are about Knowledge, Relationships, and Solutions.” Said Jeff Heikke, CEO of Precision Aerospace Products and Pacific Propeller International.

“Our role in this endeavor is to rapidly deploy a critical component of the C-130 Hercules to provide crucial lifesaving and other support to the people of Ukraine and support the mission of our allies. We see a humanitarian catastrophe unfolding, PPI has not missed a beat and has been working around the clock to provide unequaled services in support of this global effort.” Said George Canovas, Corporate CCO and Executive Vice President of PPI-Technical Services.

“PPI has garnered a global reputation as a center of excellence in the world of C-130 propeller repairs and overhauls. Our tradition has always been to overcome adversity and meet challenges head-on. From the operational level, we have bolstered our operations to meet a challenge as we are seeing today. With the addition of new internal engineering support and an eager workforce, we continue to be the best company in the industry.” Said Jared Flynn, General Manager, PPI.

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

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

March 3, 2022

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

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

U.S. Air Force Technical Order 3H1-18-3 Change 35, Supplement 9 is latest revision for Hamilton Standard 54H60 Propeller

Kent WA – July 15, 2020 Pacific Propeller international (PPI), a member of the Precision Aerospace Products (PAP) 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.”

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Jorge Canovas joins Precision Aerospace Products as the Chief Risk, Compliance, & Administration Officer

Jorge Canovas joins Precision Aerospace Products as the Chief Risk, Compliance, & Administration Officer

Kent, Washington – April 20th, 2020

Jorge Canovas, Corporate Vice President, Precision Aerospace Products LLC
George Canovas, Chief Risk, Compliance, & Administration Officer, Precision Aerospace Products LLC

Precision Aerospace Products (PAP) CEO Jeff Heikke is pleased to announce the addition of Jorge Canovas (George) to the executive team. George will serve as the Chief Risk, Compliance, & Administration Officer.

George joins the PAP executive team after years of success in compliance and export law. He also served at Raytheon, as Corporate Vice President of Trade Operations & Compliance, and taught as a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

George brings extensive compliance and legal experience to our executive team. George’s decades of international business experience complements our global business base and will provide key guidance on new international programs and contracts.” – Jeff Heikke, PAP CEO

The 25 years of proven experience managing large complex compliance issues for global corporations make George an incredibly valuable addition to the leadership team and our plans of aviation sector growth. We are proud to have George join the PAP executive leadership team and look forward to the addition of his proven leadership experience.


Precision Aerospace Products, LLC Organizational Changes

Precision Aerospace Products, LLC Organizational Changes

Kent, Washington July 1st, 2019 –Precision Aerospace Products, LLC {PAP} has made a key organizational change. “This change bring focus on expanding our competencies, developing new products/services, and more effectively utilizing our people and their skills across the PAP Group.” – Jeff Heikke CEO of Precision Aerospace Products.

New Vice President of Sales, Precision Aerospace Products

Buddy Tobin, Vice President Sales, Precision Aerospace Products LLC
Buddy Tobin, Vice President Sales, Precision Aerospace Products LLC

Buddy will be leading the sales effort for the PAP Aerospace Groups. Mr. Tobin will transition out of his current role as Vice President & General Manager of C & S Propellers, located in Fort Worth, Texas.

Buddy began his life in aerospace as an A&P mechanic in 1992. He has had increasing roles of responsibility throughout his career. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Management, an Aircraft Inspection Authorization, and a Project Management Professional certification. Buddy brings extensive aerospace experience with over ten years in senior management and dynamic leadership. These skill sets will help propel PAP in the growth arena.