Tailwind Acquires Quality Aircraft Accessories, Inc.

January 13 2020

Tailwind Technologies acquired Quality Aircraft Accessories, Inc. (QAA), an aftermarket stocking distributor for many general aviation accessory manufacturers, with a primary facility in Tulsa, Okla. and a growing location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition, QAA is an unlimited FAA Part 145 Class 1 and Class 2 Repair Station for piston engine and airframe accessories.

Tailwind Technologies, the parent company of Hartzell Propeller, Inc. and Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, will keep QAA’s leadership team intact, including President Brett Benton, who will continue in that role. QAA will maintain its established locations in Oklahoma and Florida along with the company’s skilled workforce.

“QAA will enhance Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) aftermarket presence by providing a strong distribution capability and the direct ability to serve maintenance professionals and end users of HET’s products,” said Tailwind President James (Jim) W. Brown III. “Moreover, QAA’s focus on the aftermarket along with their exceptional e-commerce skills will be a platform for future industry growth.”

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