APS In The News

  • Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Awarded Major Contract by Brazilian Army

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations, announced today that it has signed a major contract with the Brazilian Army to overhaul approximately 300 Airbus Helicopter main and tail rotor servo actuators for Fennec AS350/550 and Panther AS365 aircraft. The Brazilian Army fleet, currently consisting of 97 Helicopters (34 Panther AS365, 35 Fennec AS350/550, 4 Black Hawk S70, 8 Cougar AS532 and 16 Super Puma H225M) is the largest fleet of helicopters among all Latin America countries for both civil and military operators. APS Brazil (www.aircraftpropeller.com.br), a subsidiary of Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC, is the only repair station in Latin America licensed and authorized by the OEM to perform third level maintenance (overhaul) for Airbus Helicopter Main and Tail Rotor Servo Actuators manufactured by Collins Aerospace (formerly UTC Aerospace Systems).

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Names Daniel S. Nickolai as Vice President, Operations

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations, recently announced the appointment of Daniel S. Nickolai as Vice President, Operations. In this role, Nickolai will be responsible for developing all global operations strategies for APS and operating its best-in-class facilities to continue the company’s delivery of high quality products and services. He brings extensive expertise and skills across key disciplines of quality control, engineering, lean manufacturing, continuous process improvement, safety, demand flow technology, productivity improvement and cost reduction, backed by over 30 years of manufacturing experience; 15 years of which were in the aerospace arena.

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Names Robert Boggan as Chief Revenue Office

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations, recently announced the appointment of Robert Boggan as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Boggan will be responsible for all APS sales, marketing and business strategy activities. Working closely with APS President and CEO Daniel Colbert, he will leverage related leadership and management roles spanning over three decades in the aerospace sector to drive new business opportunities, foster new and existing customer relationships and industry partnerships, launch new, market responsive products and services, and develop an expanded global sales force.

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Earns AS9100D Certification

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC recently received its Certificate of Registration for having its Quality Management System (QMS) meet the compliance requirements of ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D. The AS9100D Certification, attained by both APS headquarters in Lake Zurich, Illinois and its Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil facility, attests to APS customers and other OEMs that the company has met the aviation, space and defense industry requirements and definitions relating to such areas as: leadership, planning, support, operation, performance evaluation, and improvement.

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Earns AS9100D Certification

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, Lake Zurich, IL), a commercial propeller maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operation, receives its Certificate of Registration for having its quality management system (QMS) meet the compliance requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D.

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service earns AS9100D certification

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Awarded MRO Contract by Helibras/Helicopters of Brazil, Inc., an Airbus Helicopter Subsidiary

    Lake Zurich, IL - Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations, has been awarded a three-year contract to service servo actuators on the Helibras turbine helicopters by Helibras (Helicopters of Brazil, Inc., Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus.

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  • APS awarded MRO contract by Helibras/Helicopters of Brazil

    Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has been awarded a three-year contract to service servo actuators on the Helibras turbine helicopters by Helibras, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters. Located in Itajubá, Helibras is the only helicopter manufacturer based in Brazil and manages the production, sales and aftermarket for Airbus Helicopters with a share of almost 50% of the Brazilian fleet of turbine helicopters.

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  • APS awarded MRO contract by Helibras/Helicopters of Brazil

    Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has been awarded a three-year contract to service servo actuators on the Helibras turbine helicopters by Helibras, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters. Located in Itajubá, Helibras is the only helicopter manufacturer based in Brazil and manages the production, sales and aftermarket for Airbus Helicopters with a share of almost 50% of the Brazilian fleet of turbine helicopters.

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  • ATR signs MRO deals with 3 South American operators

    Aircraft Propeller Service (APS), the commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations, has recently expanded its helicopter servo actuator capabilities following another license award by UTC Aerospace Systems for Airbus Helicopters within Brazil

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  • ATR signs MRO deals with 3 South American operators

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs), announced the appointment of Stephen D. Aragon as Vice President of Operations.

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  • Dennis Santare Named Chief Revenue Officer of APS

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC, an aircraft propeller maintenance services provider, has promoted Dennis Santare to Chief Revenue Officer. Santare formerly served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, he will continue to lead APS’ global sales, marketing, business development and customer service efforts, and more broadly, for Global Aerospace Partners.

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  • Profile - Joe Mayer - Chief Inspector - APS by Joe Escobar

    Joe Mayer is the Chief Inspector for Lake Zurich, IL-based Aircraft Propeller Service (APS). As Mayer gave us a tour of APS, his expertise and passion for excellence were quickly evident. However, Mayer didn't start his aviation career with the intention of rising through the ranks at a propeller repair station.

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  • Video - Mag Particle Inspection of Aviation Pitch Change Fork

    In this video from Aircraft Propeller Service in Lake Zurich, IL, see a live magnetic particle inspection of a pitch change fork. This general aviation propeller part is subject to degradation over time and must be inspected on a regular basis. This inspection was completed by Jon Burg, a nondestructive testing technical at Aircraft Propeller Service.

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dennis Santare Named to the Board of the Cradle of Aviation Museum

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), a global leader in aircraft propeller maintenance services, announced that its Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dennis Santare, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Cradle of Aviation Museum (www.cradleofaviation.org, Garden City, NY), an aviation and spaceflight museum commemorating Long Island’s significant contributions to aerospace, science and technology.

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service's Dennis Santare Named to Board of Aviation Museum

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), a global leader in aircraft propeller maintenance services, announced that its Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dennis Santare, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Cradle of Aviation Museum (www.cradleofaviation.org, Garden City, NY), an aviation and spaceflight museum commemorating Long Island’s significant contributions to aerospace, science and technology.

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  • Malaysia Airlines sets up ATR MRO JV with US firm

    Malaysia Airlines has partnered US company Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) to set up an MRO joint venture for ATR turboprops in Asia-Pacific. The facility will be housed at Malaysia Airlines' MRO Centre of Excellence at Kuala Lumpur International airport.

    The development follows APS's license grant from UTC Aerospace Systems last March to inspect, repair and overhaul the 568F propeller system used on the ATR fleet in Asia-Pacific.

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  • Malaysia the sole MRO centre for proppeller blades

    Kuala Lumpur, May 9, 2016 Malaysia is set to carry out propeller overhaul and repair work on as many as 500 ATR turboprop aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region by 2018. This could mean big money to be made for US-based Aircraft Propeller Service LLC, (APS) and national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd, which have formed a partnership to set up an aircraft maintenance.

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  • Malaysia the sole MRO centre for propeller blades

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is set to carry out propeller overhaul and repair work on as many as 500 ATR turboprop aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region by 2018. This could mean big money to be made for US-based Aircraft Propeller Service LLC (APS) and national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd, which have formed a partnership to set up an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for propeller blades in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

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  • APS to partner Malaysia Airlines for new overhaul and repair centre

    KUALA LUMPUR : US company Aircraft Propeller Service LLC (APS) will partner Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) to have its overhaul and repair centre for turboprop propellers in Kuala Lumpur to serve the Asia Pacific region, said MAS chief operating officer Peter Bellew. This is first for AP region and to be based at MAS maintenance and repairs operations (MRO) centre at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This is also the first such venture by APS outside of Europe, North America and South America.

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  • Malaysia To Overhaul ATR Propellers For Asia Pacific Operators

    Kuala Lumpur, May 3rd, 2016 - U.S. company Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has decided to partner with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and make Malaysia the centre in Asia Pacific for overhaul and repair of turboprop propellers used on ATR aircraft. The new venture between APS and MAB will be the first in Asia Pacific to do overhaul and repair of ATR propellers. The venture will be housed within MAB's MRO Centre of Excellence at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service demonstrates ingenuity and commitment to lengthening component lifespans

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the oldest, largest and leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs) has hit an important milestone. APS announced that its team member, Stan Skowron, has machine cut and cold rolled its 1000th legacy propeller blade fillet radius since joining APS in 2003. The Hamilton Sundstrand blade, which was made in 1986, is from a 14RF-19 propeller used on the SAAB 340B type aircraft.

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC Hits Milestone

    Aircraft Propeller Service, recently developed an innovative brush-plating repair solution for a damaged, Cad-plated steel torque plate on propeller hubs. The repair not only saves the part from being scrapped, but it also represents a viable solution for damaged Cad-plated steel plates that can now be repaired at one-third the previous costs. According to APS Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dennis Santare, “I have to hand it to our technical team for their commitment to our customers. They developed a process that not only increases the lifespan of a critical component, but also delivers significant savings directly to our customers’ maintenance budgets.

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC Deploys Salesforce Sales Cloud

    Lake Zurich, IL… Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the oldest, largest and leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs), announced its deployment of Salesforce Sales Cloud, the world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application. Applying Salesforce, APS expects to reduce its team members’ back-office workloads and then use the newfound bandwidth to enhance and increase personal interactions with its customers.

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  • Aircraft Analysis & Fleet Planning - Aircraft Commerce, Issue No.99 - April/May 2015

    Aircraft Propeller Service is a commercial propeller maintenance and repair organisation (MRO). “It is likely that a 90-seat turboprop would need a larger engine than currently available, but the propeller system would not necessarily have to be more complex,” says Dennis A. Santare, vice president of sales and marketing at Aircraft Propeller Service. “If the new engine required more blades, or was much larger, the maintenance costs would grow somewhat linearly in line with blade count, and less than linearly with the size of internal materials.”

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  • Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC Announces New President and CEO Dan Colbert – Mark Grant Remaining on as Chairman

    Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s oldest, largest and leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MRO) announced today a change in its executive leadership. Mark Grant, who has led the company through years of market growth and dominance, will be transitioning from President and CEO to Chairman. Succeeding Grant as the company’s next President and CEO will be Dan Colbert. He brings to APS over 27 years of broad, strategic, hands-on leadership experience across the spectrum of private equity, Fortune 500 and middle market companies. Colbert joins APS during an especially dynamic period as the company enters its next stage of development within the global aerospace industry. Grant will stay with the company to grow its strategic partnerships and industry alliances.


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