McCauley Propeller Systems has announced it is celebrating its 85th anniversary at one of the industry’s biggest airshows, the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
McCauley will display the King Air 300 series propeller, Fixed Pitch and Constant Speed propellers and the Composite Denali propeller within the Textron Aviation booth during the show and celebrate the significant anniversary with customers and employees throughout the week.
McCauley Propeller Systems is a division of Textron Aviation.
“McCauley has been proudly designing, manufacturing and supporting customers with innovative solutions for 85 years,” said Heidi McNary, vice president and general manager of McCauley Propeller Systems.
“Our team is committed to exceeding customer expectations and supporting pilots on their journeys around the world. We could not celebrate this significant milestone without the passion and dedication of our team members, who continue to propel us forward.”
The McCauley Aviation Corporation was founded in 1938 in Dayton, Ohio, and has been changing the face of flight ever since.
Now known as McCauley Propeller Systems, with manufacturing now based in Columbus, Georgia, McCauley offers a full line of governors, spinners and propellers for both single and twin-engine applications. McCauley products support more than 350,000 aircraft around the world in flight — a testimony to its continuing commitment to excellence.
McCauley Propeller Systems through the years
1938: McCauley Aviation Corporation was founded
1941: The first ground-adjustable, solid-steel propeller was developed
1946: The first forged aluminum propellers, “Met-L-Prop” developed
1953: The first McCauley two-blade constant speed propeller, “Met-L-Matic” developed
1957: The McCauley spinners are introduced
1960: The two-blade constant, full-feathering propeller, alcohol de-ice system “Feth-R-Matic” developed
1960: McCauley was purchased by Cessna Aircraft Company
1965: The three-blade constant speed propellers, three-blade full feathering propellers, and constant speed governors developed
1967: The electric de-ice systems are introduced
1970: Full feathering governors are introduced along with unfeathering accumulators, single-piece hub design with threadless blade retention
1974: Synchrophasing governors with mechanical activation introduced
1979: The three-blade propellers for high-speed turbine engines introduced, magnetic head synchrophasing control systems join the line
1980: The four-blade propeller for turbine engines are used on corporate and regional airlines
1987: The five-blade propellers are used on corporate and regional airline turboprops
1992: The second-generation, five-blade propellers with scimitar-shaped blades are used for regional airlines
2002: McCauley moves its operations from Dayton, OH to Columbus, GA
2006: McCauley expands its product line to Unmanned Aerial vehicles and delivers the first Predator B Propeller to General Atomics
2010: First composite fixed pitch propeller used for LSA aircraft, Electronic Governor (eGov), McCauley delivers the 200th Predator B propeller to General Atomics
2020: First Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop takes flight with McCauley C779 propeller
2021: First Beechcraft Denali single-engine turboprop takes flight with McCauley C1106 propeller
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