Gloucester, England – Dowty Propellers today announced an agreement establishing Pacific Propeller International (PPI) as a Dowty authorised repair and overhaul facility for Dowty’s metal-bladed propellers installed on the CASA 212 (R334), Jetstream 31(R333), Merlin (R324) and Metro/Merlin aircraft (R321).

Under the terms of this agreement, Dowty Propellers will provide training, technical data, equipment and support to assist in establishing new repair and overhaul capability. Additionally, Dowty Propellers will provide ongoing engineering and technical assistance, as well as perform specialised repair processes to support PPI’s ongoing maintenance operations.

“PPI’s repair and overhaul expertise ensures high-quality OEM-backed maintenance services to customers operating and maintaining Dowty Propellers’ metal propellers,” stated Henry Johnston, the Services Executive for Dowty Propellers. “This will enable Dowty Propellers’ own repair and overhaul facilities to focus their efforts and know-how on our composite blade propellers. PPI has been repairing metal blade propellers for decades, and we are confident its expertise in servicing and supporting operators with these propeller types will be of great benefit to customers.”

Tim Gellerson, the President of PPI’s Aerospace Group, added: “I thank Dowty Propellers for this opportunity. We look forward to a great partnership and maintaining the excellent customer service that both of our companies currently provide.”

About Dowty Propellers

As a leader in the development, manufacture and support of electronically controlled, all-composite propeller systems, Dowty Propellers provides solutions for the propulsion needs of today and tomorrow. Its products are used in applications that range from commercial airliners and military airlifters to multi-role seaplanes and marine hovercraft.

With a proven record of product development, introduction and support, Dowty Propellers continually invests in technologies, production capabilities and human resources – resulting in propeller systems that are safe, efficient and reliable. Its history of firsts-to-market includes the all-composite propeller blade and full-authority digital propeller control. More than 23,000 advanced composite blades have been delivered to date by Dowty Propellers, with the lead blade logging over 45,000 hours of flight time.

About Pacific Propeller International (

Since 1946, Pacific Propeller International 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.