Winston-Salem, NC, December 8, 2020 – Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (“PPS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., and the entire First Aviation family would like to recognize Charles Childress’ incredible 55 YEARS of Service! While officially retired, Mr. Childress has been a dedicated team member with Piedmont Propulsion Systems since January 1970 and continues to mentor technicians today. Mr. Childress, whose career started with service in the United States Air Force, performed maintenance on Dowty, Hamilton Sundstrand, Hartzell and McCauley propellers as a technician, crew chief, quality inspector and manager. In 2016, he received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award by the Federal Aviation Administration for his lifetime accomplishments as a senior mechanic and PPS’ facility was named in his honor. Mr. Childress has been an integral part of the success of Piedmont Propulsion Systems and his leadership has resulted in the training of generations of mechanics. We truly appreciate and are inspired by his wisdom and dedication. Please join us in congratulating Charlie on his 55 Years of Service!
About Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (www.piedmontpropulsion.com)
Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (“PPS”), a subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., is a world leader in propeller MRO for regional, corporate, and military aircraft. PPS holds FAA & EASA Propeller Class 1 and Class 2 Propeller Repair Station ratings for all Dowty, Hamilton, Hartzell and McCauley propellers and for Blackhawk S-60/70 components, and helicopter rotor blades. PPS is also a Hartzell authorized service center. PPS is the only facility in the world with FAA/EASA certification to overhaul all ATR and Dash 8 / Q400 propeller types, including the Hamilton 568F and Dowty R408 propeller. PPS also supports legacy propellers including the Hamilton 14SF/RF, Saab 340, Fokker 27/50/60, EMB-120 & DHC-6 platforms. More information may be found at www.piedmontpropulsion.com.
About First Aviation Services Inc.® (www.firstaviation.com)
First Aviation Services Inc. (“FAvS”), headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of component repair and overhaul, PMA parts manufacturing and rotables management to the aviation industry worldwide. FAvS’s principal operating subsidiaries are: Aerospace Turbine Rotables, Inc. (AeTR) and Evōlution Aerospace, Inc. (EVO) in Wichita, KS, Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC (PPS) in Winston-Salem, NC and Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (ABS) in Kissimmee, FL. Together, the companies repair and overhaul Landing Gear systems, Flight Controls, Actuation Systems, Lighting, Power Supplies, Oxygen and Fire Suppression systems, Hydrostatic Testing, Crew Masks, all Dowty, Hamilton, Hartzell and McCauley propellers and Helicopter Rotor Blades. More information about FAvS and its subsidiaries may be found on the company’s website
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Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC