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CNC's in action

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Catto Propellers is a progressive leader in propeller technology. With more than six world records set in speed, time to climb, altitude and short field takeoff, Catto Propellers offers an array of modern specialized propellers.

We manufacture a durable structural composite propeller with an optional nickel leading edge. Catto Propellers are a fully encapsulated composite propeller protecting it from all the elements.  A laminated wood core is CNC machined for precision and quality control, followed by glass/carbon fiber composite for structural integrity.

Latest Technology and cutting techniques

Latest Technology and cutting techniques

We are highly invested  in our new electro formed Nickel Leading Edges.  These leading edges are vacuum formed onto the blades during construction. There is no other leading edge more durable than this option.


In the booth

We finish production with custom paint to best match your aircraft. Our renowned propeller performance and durability has been refined, tested, and proven in such harsh conditions from Unlimited Aerobatics, Gold Class Reno AirRacers and the Alaska bush.

Owned and operated by Craig Catto, who has been designing propellers since 1974, gathering and collecting research to better serve you. With a competitive mindset he is continuously refining design for higher performance. With a wide variety of experience in propeller design he is highly knowledgeable and respected in the field.  He is passionate about designing and building this art form.

buildingCatto Propellers has recently moved to a new 10,000 square foot hangar and offices located within the Jackson Westover Airport (KJAC) within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Central California.

Purchased January 15, 2014, founder Craig Catto says, “we are now almost 3 months into the move and with the new facility we have room for specific manufacturing stations that will not only add accuracy to our propellers, but also will increase production”.

With the extra and welcomed space, a second 10,000 pound 3D router (Computer Numerical Control / CNC) was purchased. As the new facility came up to speed with the second CNC, the first CNC continued production as the second was added. The old facility is now empty with the exception of the move of the first CNC to the new facility. Catto Propellers expects the move to be completed by the end of May.

The new facility is set up perfectly for our operations. The hangar is complete with commercial lighting, full span overhead heaters, a 400 square foot industrial paint booth, and an abundance of power to operate both CNC’s. Attached to the hangar are offices, as well as rooms to provide a separate environment for balancing and packaging. Catto Propellers also has 20,000 square feet of its own aircraft ramp space, and customers are welcome to fly in anytime. See more here.

Please feel free to contact us at our below email address with your inquiry.

Or give us a call at 209-754-3553 with any questions you might have.  With the amount of inquiries, please allow up to a week for responses to technical inquiries.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Time
We try to take weekends off however we are here most Saturdays
Sat – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Time


Catto Propellers
Jackson Westover Airport
12370 Airport Rd.
Hangar 156
Jackson, CA. 95246
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Phone: 209-754-3553
Fax: 209-257-3903

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None of our aircraft would fly without Catto!

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