Northwest UAV (NWUAV) has entered into an agreement to distribute Hirth Engines’ aviation propulsion products in North and Central America. In addition to sales opportunities, NWUAV will also provide aviation-grade AS9100 maintenance and repair support in this region. Hirth Engines believes that NWUAV’s capabilities, facility and vision make the company an ideal fit to assist Hirth’s future growth in sales and support.
Hirth Engines has been developing innovative aviation technology for over 90 years. With a wide range of experience in both unmanned platforms as well as hovercraft, ultralights, and helicopters, Hirth’s UAS propulsion systems are an ideal complement to NWUAV’s product offerings. NWUAV will be working closely with Hirth to provide seamless, continued support for existing customers, as well as generating new sales opportunities in the UAV market.
Chris Harris, President and owner of NWUAV, stated: “Our team has worked extremely hard for over a decade to develop a reputation for reliable, cost- effective, innovative UAS solutions. As we continue to expand our products and services, we have been very careful about choosing partners who align with the quality performance expectations NWUAV lives by, as well as our vision for the future of the aviation industry. In our discussions with Hirth Engines, it quickly became apparent that we have similar viewpoints about where improved product capabilities are needed in the UAS industry, and that we could better serve that vision together.”
Bruno König, CEO of Hirth Engines, commented: “Outstanding quality is always our highest demand at Hirth – only with this attitude and the best partners can we succeed in producing the leading engines for the aviation industry. With Northwest UAV, we are cooperating more intensively with a strong partner at our side to create synergies, support each other and advance the common global vision in the industry. As a market- leading team, both benefit from each other’s decades of experience in design, technology, innovation and customer support.”
Jeff Ratcliffe, Chief Technical Officer at Northwest UAV, said: “We offer a variety of propulsion systems, and the addition of Hirth Engines opens up several new segments of the UAV market. Considering our engineering, manufacturing, repair, and testing capabilities, the market opportunities that this agreement creates and technical advancements that will follow is what we’re all really excited about.”