Company

Providing innovative engineering design and manufacturing methods to propel our customers.

Overview

McCauley is one of the world's largest full-line propeller manufacturers, with over 500 models available. Historically, our propellers are FAA certified as original equipment for aircraft built by Hawker Beechcraft, British Aerospace, Cessna, Fairchild, Grumman, Jetstream, Piper, Stoddard Hamilton and many others. Our aluminum product lines have always served a wide range of markets: commercial, military, agricultural and commuter airlines, as well as personal and business aviation. McCauley propellers are in the field on more than 350,000 aircraft around the world - a testimony to our continuing commitment to excellence.

  • McCauley Propeller Systems - Columbus, GA
    5000 Cargo Drive
    Columbus, GA 31907
  • McCauley Propeller Systems - Wichita, KS
    10511 East Central
    Wichita, KS 67206

History

Timeline

1938 McCauley Aviation Corporation was founded
1941 First ground-adjustable, solid-steel propeller
1946 First forged aluminum propellers "Met-L-Prop"
1953 First McCauley two-blade constant speed propeller "Met-L-Matic"
1957 McCauley spinners
1960 Two-blade constant, full-feathering propeller, alcohol de-ice system "Feth-R-Matic"
1965 Three-blade constant speed propellers, three-blade full feathering propellers, constant speed governors
1967 Electric de-ice systems
1970 Full feathering governors are introduced along with unfeathering accumulators, single-piece hub design with threadless blade retention
1974 Synchrophasing governors with mechanical activation
1979 Three-blade propellers for high-speed turbine engines, magnetic head synchrophasing control systems join the line
1980 Four-blade propeller for turbine engines used on corporate and regional airlines
1987 Five-blade propellers used on corporate and regional airline turboprops
1992 Second generation, five-blade propellers with scimitar-shaped blades for regional airlines
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 for LSA aircraft, Electronic Governor(eGov), McCauley delivers the 200th Predator B propeller to General Atomics