The Moth Service Register
21. ENGINE (Spares for Sale)

This Section is limited to the supply of new and used DH engine parts or to standard components used in engine overhaul, such as bearings.  Gaskets will be found in Section 28; overhaul services and component fabrication, sizing and finishing will be found in Section 20.  Purchasers should satisfy themselves that listed suppliers are able to supply components with the paperwork appropriate to the airworthiness regime with which they are required to conform.

Aircraft Propellers & Spares,
Moorabin Airport,
Tel: +61 3 9580 2034
Fax: +61 3 9580 0765
( APS is family business founded in 1955 and is agent for a number of aviation component manufacturers. APS stocks spares for the Gipsy Major 1 engine, especially parts required for overhauls family business founded in 1955 and is agent for a number of aviation component manufacturers. APS stocks and will deliver internationally AGS, BA & BSF hardware)

Björn Blomstrand F:A,
Mommehals Skola,
S-593 96 Vastervik,
Tel: +46 490 24000
Fax: +46 490 26518
(Limited used parts available.  See list at

Brown and Gammons Ltd.,
(Ron Gammons),
18 High Street, Baldock,
Hertfordshire, SG7 6AS,
Tel: +44 1462 490 049
Fax: +44 1462 896 167
(Well known to Moth Club members and to MG owners, Brown and Gammons now offers selected engine spares (mostly incidental spares such as gaskets, manifold nuts, etc.) for the de Havilland Gipsy Major)

Chell Aircraft Spares & Equipment Ltd.,
(Bill Chell, Managing Director)
The Mill,
Mill Lane, Great Haywood,
Stafford, ST18 0RJ,
Tel: +44 1889 883 666
Fax: +44 1889 883 777
(Specialist in spares for Chipmunk and later aircraft, but has a large inventory of Gipsy Major and Queen spares)

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)

Bill Finlen
PO Box 429,
Queensland 4310,
Tel/Fax: + 61 7 5463 2760
Mobile: 0438 789 479
(Bill Finlen bought the well known Penna family DH spares holding in 2009. This included a large number of Gipsy Major parts. Some information is shown on the site but for full details email contact is advised. (03.14))

2, rue de la Pâture,
78420 Carrières sur Seine,
Tel : +33 161 04 46 46
Fax : +33 161 04 46 40
Email :
(Specialist in the supply and repair of bearings for even the strangest of your requirements!  Have supplied bearings for Gipsy engines. Bearing search service. (Spécialiste dans la fourniture et la réparation des roulements même pour les demandes les plus insolites!  RBK a fourni des roulements pour les moteurs Gipsy. Service de recherche de roulements.))

Skytrade (International) Ltd.
(Philip Stott),
Higher Perry Farm,
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton,
Devon EX17 4BQ,
Tel : +44 1884 860 202
Fax : +44 1884 861 610
Email :
(Free catalogue on request)

Splitpin Engineering Services
(Dave Watson),
PMB 133, 590 West Main Street,
Santa Paula, CA 93060,
United States of America
Tel: +1 805 525 1787
Fax: +1 805 525 6579
Cell : +1 805 558 1787
Email : or
(California based specialist in Tiger Moth and Gipsy Major spares)

Thompson Aero Engineering,
(Glen Thompson)
525 South Road,
Calton Hill,
Dunedin 9012
New Zealand
Tel: +64 27 243 1089
Email :
( Thompson Aero has moved back to New Zealand from Australia and continues to offer a selection of Moth spares (01.17).)

(James Longmoor)
Unit 4,
Concorde Business Centre,
Biggin Hill Airport,
TN16 3YN,
Tel (portable): +44 773 912 1457
(Vendair holds an extensive stock of spares for the Gipsy major engine (11.11))

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)

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This page last updated on 18 March, 2018.

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