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Corporate Information

Our corporate offices in Fort Worth, Texas provide the world-wide hub of Howell engineering solutions, designs, and products. From executive management to the production line, highly skilled, dedicated employees ensure quality workmanship goes into every Howell product.

Howell Instruments is an ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified company. We have met or exceeded the industry standard set by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board in designing, manufacturing, and servicing aircraft instrumentation, engine monitoring systems, and ground support test equipment. Howell Instruments MRO Services is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9110B certified.

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Quality Strategy

  • Product quality applies to the entire workforce. It is a fundamental factor in maintaining customer satisfaction and assuring that our team achieves the success expected of it. Satisfying our customers is the main priority for each and every employee at Howell Instruments, Inc.
  • Our aim is to achieve excellent performance levels in all our daily activities.
  • We must act immediately when discrepancies and non-conformities are discovered until they are resolved in order to maintain a high standard throughout the entire process.
  • Each employee who joins our company must follow a training course adapted to his/her function.

Our History

It’s been called “The Greatest Generation” of our time. This group of Americans survived the Great Depression, stormed the beaches at Normandy to rescue the world from tyranny, and returned home to a grateful nation. They embodied the self-reliance, courage and ingenuity that forged and sustained this great nation. And it was from the ranks of these hardworking, hopeful heroes that John S. Howell III stepped forward to make his mark in the aviation world.

A decorated pilot during WWII, John Howell returned home to support his family and complete his college education. Continuing his career in aviation, he discovered a niche market in the dawning of the jet age. He designed and patented the JETCAL® Analyzer to solve the problem of testing temperature indicating systems on the B-36 bomber. His revolutionary invention allowed our nation’s armed forces to conduct efficient and accurate testing without removing the engine from the aircraft, effectively reducing operating costs and eliminating hundreds of maintenance hours.

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With typical determination and tenacity, Mr. Howell set out to market his product with a $10,000 loan from his father-in-law. On the strength of a promise and a handshake, B & H Instruments was born in 1951. As word of the JETCAL® Analyzer’s efficiency and accuracy spread, demand increased and by 1960 it was in use across the globe. The company became Howell Instruments, and that same entrepreneurial spirit and belief in design without bounds guided the company through years of success and innovations in gas-turbine operating efficiency.

Six decades after the development of the JETCAL® Analyzer, Howell Instruments, Inc. has become a progressive production facility supporting domestic and international markets. With offices and representatives around the world, the company continues to envision and develop customized solutions to improve flight safety and operating efficiency.

Early photo of Howell emplyees gathered about JETCAL Analyzer
Early photo of Howell emplyees gathered about JETCAL Analyzer
Early photo of Howell emplyees gathered about JETCAL Analyzer
John Howell in Fighter Pilot Uniform, WWII


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