Tailwind Buys Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems’ Assets
Hartzell Propeller’s parent company, Tailwind Technologies, has purchased the assets of Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems of Montgomery, Ala., for an undisclosed amount. According to Joe Brown, group president of Tailwind Technologies, the company’s newest division has been renamed Hartzell Engine Technologies and will remain in Montgomery. Mike Disbrow, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Hartzell Propeller, will lead the new division. Disbrow has more than 20 years’ experience in the general aviation industry. “The acquisition of the Energy Systems assets of Kelly Aerospace continues our growth strategy through the formation of a new business with a broad suite of engine and aircraft accessories,” Brown told AIN. Hartzell Engine Technologies’ product line will include turbocharger systems, alternators, starters, Janitrol heaters, fuel pumps, oil filters, ignition harnesses, magnetos, voltage regulators and MCUs and a large range of other electrical components, primarily serving piston-engine general aviation and military aircraft, as well as piston- and turbine-powered helicopters.