McCauley Propeller Systems

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McCauley Propeller Systems
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1938
Founder Earnest G. McCauley
Headquarters Wichita, Kansas, United States
Products Aircraft propellers
Owner Textron
Parent Cessna

McCauley Propeller Systems, founded in 1938 by Earnest G. McCauley, is an American manufacturer of composite propellers for homebuilt and ultralight aircraft. The company headquarters was at one time located in Vandalia, Ohio, but is today located in Wichita, Kansas.[1][2]

Originally called McCauley Aviation Corporation in September 1996, it was renamed McCauley Propeller Systems. The company was owned by Cessna, now part of Textron Aviation, which is in turn owned by Textron.[1][2]

The company is noted for having invented the ground-adjustable, solid-steel propeller in 1941 and the forged aluminum propeller in 1946.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, page 84. BAI Communications. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  2. ^ a b c McCauley Propeller Systems (2010). "History". Retrieved 8 February 2012.

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