The Moth Service Register
20. ENGINE (Overhaul/Repair & Related Specialist Services)

This Section includes entities that supply specialist mechanical engineering services, and special engine parts fabrication, sizing and finishing as well as overhaul and heavy repairs requiring specialist attention.  DH parts and standard components such as bearings will be found in Section 21.
Please note: the British CAA does not currently recognise any Type Design Organisation for the de Havilland Gipsy series engines.

Anaconda Air
Richard Zurinsky
P.O. Box 922
WA 98359
Telephone/Fax: +1 253 853 3797
( Richard Zurinsky is an FAA licensed engineer. During the last ten years (06.2014) he has been increasing his Gipsy engine workload, including full overhaul, top overhaul, component repair and machining)

Antique Airways/ Gipsy Aero Overhaul
(Warwick Woinarski)
2 Kunyam Street,
Kippa Ring
Queensland 4021
Telephone: +61 7 3204 1933
Fax: +61 7 3204 1932
Mobile: 0417 727 660
(Founded in 1996, Antique Airways is a joyriding company based at Redcliffe Airport, near Brisbane. It is CASA certified for class B maintenance and engine components, and welcomes Gipsy Major maintenance work)

Arrow Aviation Services,
(Steve Hodge, Ron Cutler)
Little Stone, Thorverton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5LL, England.
Tel : +44 1884 855 327
Fax : +44 1884 855 249
Email :
(Arrow has some Gipsy Major experience and stocks some spares)

ATN Revisie (Aircraft Division)
(Jac van Egmond)
Plesmanstraat 10,
7903 BE Hoogeveen,
Tel: +31 528 237 132
Fax: +31 528 240 858
(Specialist piston engine workshop.  Experience in all Gipsy types. ATN is EASA-PART-145 Certified (N°.DE.145.0116) and has a specialist antique aircraft restoration unit. Moth Club members invited for coffee at ATN’s premises on Hoogeveen airfield (EHHO))

CFS Aeroproducts Ltd.,
(Mark Bird),
The Alvis Works,
Bubbenhall Road,
Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3BB England
Tel: +44 2476 305 873
Fax: +44 2476 302 088
(CFS Aeroproducts, once a subsidiary of vintage transport fleet operator Air Atlantique, is now an independent company. It repairs and overhauls the DH Gipsy Major, Queen II and III and Queen 30 & 70 engines)

Crofton Aero Services,
(Paul Groves),
31 Russell Road,
Hampshire PO13 9HR.
Tel : 44 2392 551 870
Mobile : 07958 240 890
Email :
(Crofton Aero Services specialises in restoration and repair, overhaul and product support of vintage aircraft and has extensive experience of Moths and the Gipsy Major engine)

Davidson Aeroworks,
(Neil Davidson),
2135 St. Mary Lake Road,
British Columbia V1A 3K4,
Tel: +1 250 427 7178
Fax: +1 250 427 7678
(Davidson Aeroworks has a Transport Canada Non Specialised approval for the overhaul of Gipsy Major engines)

Deltair Aerospace Ltd.,
(Dave McEwan),
17, Aston Road,
Hants PO7 7XG,
Tel: +44 239 225 5255
Fax: +44 239 225 5534
Email :
(Deltair Aerospace, formerly Deltair Airmotive, has the CAA TRA for safety for the de Havilland Gipsy series engines and offers a full overhaul and testing service, including the original oil control ring modification. Training courses on Gipsy engines are also available)

Gosnay’s Engineering Company Ltd.,
(Adrian Wilkes),
Mawney Road Junction,
Eastern Avenue, Romford,
Essex, RM7 7NS,
Tel: +44 1708 740 668 or 743 331
Fax: +44 1708 733266
(Precision engineers and engine overhauls specialist; cylinder head work, crankshaft grinding, welding, white metalling, and manufacture of one off parts.  Extensive stocks of vintage and veteran parts)

Grand Valley Aircraft Restoration
(Stan & Sheila Vander Ploeg)
11450 27th Sideroad,
Grand Valley,
Ontario L9W 6V2,
Tel: +1 519 928 3215
(GV Aircraft is based on its own strip (CGV3) near Grand Valley, Ontario, and specialises in the maintenance of Gipsy Major powered aircraft including four Tiger Moths (11.12))

Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations
(Matt Webber)
Luskintyre Airfield,
252 Pywells Road,
Lochinvar, NSW 2321
Tel: +61 2 4930 6221
After hours Tel. +61 408 422 805
( Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations, once Windair and based on the private airfield of Luskintyre, continues a 40-year tradition as a major restorer and repairer of de Havilland aircraft, including overhaul services for Gipsy Major engines. )

Macquarie Grove Aviation,
Hangar 53,
Camden Airport,
N.S.W.  2570
Tel:  61 4 655 2811
Fax:  61 4 655 1995

Mothcair Aviation Services
(Nick and Greg Challinor)
The Airfield,
New South Wales 2484,
Tel/Fax: +61 2 6672 1592
Emails:  (Nick Challinor):
(Greg Challinor):
(Mothcair has thirty years of experience restoring aeroplanes, and the list of credits is long: They include a DH84 Dragon, and many, many Tiger Moths. In process (2005) are a Gipsy Moth, a Fox Moth and a Leopard Moth. Mothcair overhauls Gipsy engines too, but usually only for the aircraft it is restoring)

QDM Services,
(Paul Lipman),
Long Acre,
East Hill Road,
East Hill,
Nr Otford,
Kent TN15  6YD
Tel: 01959 523186

Rigtec Engineering Ltd.,
(David Henry, Managing Director;Tony Wytenburg, Workshop Manager)
17 Park Terrace, P.O.Box 968,
Blenheim 7315,
New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 577 5870
Fax: +64 3 577 9870
(Rigtec is led by qualified aeronautical engineers. Specialties include one off aircraft component machining)

Stauffer Aero -
A Division of Heritage Aero Ltd.,
(Tim & Carol Morrison)
103, 5655 10th Street NE,
Alberta T2E 8W7,
Tel: +1 403 274 3636
Fax: +1 403 274 3684
(Stauffer specializes in the custom overhaul of piston engines and their accessories.  It has done limited work on the Gipsy Major for local customers)

Vintage Engine Technology Ltd.,
(Paul Sharman),
Fullers Hill,
Little Gransden Airfield,
Sandy, Bedfordshire,
SG19 3BP, England
Tel/Fax: +44 1767 651 794
(Vintage Engine Technology has become a byword for excellence in the reconstruction of Gipsy series engines – and many others. With the partial retirement of founder Mike Vaisey, Paul Sharman, long time Director of the company, has taken the lead role)

Mat Voight
(Mat Voight)
1225 Jackson Court,
Beaumont, CA 92223,
United States of America
Tel: +1 909 499 4686
(Based at Palm Springs Airport, California, qualified engineer Matt Voight is responsible for the maintenance of the Palm Springs Air Museum’s collection of airworthy WW2 aircraft. He is also known for looking after Chipmunks and Tiger Moths)

Yvelines Mecanique Affutage,
ZI route de Thiverval,
78640 St. Germain de la Grange,
Tel : +33 134 89 25 87
Fax : +33 134 89 86 82
(Specialist engineering service. Carries tooling for Gipsy Major mod G2339. (Ingénierie spécialiste disposant de l’outillage nécessaire pour effectuer les modifications G2339))

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This page last updated on 28 October, 2018.

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