Dowty Propellers – a world leader in advanced, all-composite propeller systems – offers a comprehensive range of fully-integrated services from its Gloucester, UK headquarters.
With its propeller systems selected for demanding applications on military airlifters, regional aircraft and hovercraft vehicles, Dowty Propellers has established an unrivalled reputation for safety and reliability through the dedicated design, development and manufacture of its world-class products.
Continuous innovation is achieved through close collaboration with globally-recognised research establishments, ensuring that the highest efficiency levels and lowest noise outputs are achieved. Similarly, reliability is maximized and weight and cost are minimized by utilizing the latest design and manufacturing tools and techniques
The company holds design authority for its complete propeller systems with EASA Part 21 airworthiness authority design and manufacturing approval, in addition to ISO 9001 and AS9100 certification for quality standards.
More than 23,000 composite blades have been produced to date by the company’s highly skilled workforce in Gloucester, which utilizes advanced manufacturing processes including resin transfer moulding, three-axis braiding machines, an automated non-destructive testing suite and more.
Further investments in technology and lean manufacturing practices are also continuously applied to Dowty Propellers’ operations, ensuring ongoing innovation while maintaining the highest quality standards and low production costs – all backed by long-term partnerships with suppliers.