The Moth Service Register
58. PROPELLER (Overhaul/Repair)

Please note: the British CAA has not recognised any Type Design Organisation for de Havilland wooden propellers

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. The Propeller Bay of CFS overhauls de Havilland and Fairey Reed propellers and the de Havilland constant speed units fitted to certain Queen 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)

Hélices Halter,
(David Halter)
Aérodrome de Gap-Tallard,
Zone Sud,
05130 Tallard, France
Tel : +33 4 92 54 05 41
Fax : +33 4 92 54 05 42
Email :
(Halter makes most of the world’s drone propellers and has just started a restoration service for antique propellers. Halter doesn’t make replicas – you must start with a restorable propeller.
(Halter est le plus grand fabricant au monde des hélices de drone et viens de commencer un service de restauration des hélices antique en bois. Halter ne fabrique pas des répliques – vous devez commencer avec une hélice restaurable.))

Hercules Propellers Ltd.,
(Rupert Wasey or Lauren Richardson)
Canal Iron Works,
Hope Mills, London Road,
Gloucestershire, GL5 2SH
Tel: +44 1453 885 853
( Hercules Propellers designs and manufactures new and reproduction propellers using both classic and very modern materials and has made propellers for many different DH types around the world. Hercules also offers a refurbishment service for wooden propellers that has already brought many a DH, Lang and Merville propeller back to life. Factory visits are encouraged)

Poncelet (Etablissements Poncelet)
(Marc Deltenre)
Z.I. de Martinrou,
Rue du Progrès 6,
6220 Fleurus,
Tel: +32 475 44 36 20
Email :
(Etablissements Poncelet was founded in 1932 to make wooden propellers and later wooden boats. Lead by the Poncelet family for three generations, in 2012 Marc Deltenre took over the reins to develop the business further. The propeller making tradition continues, and wooden propellers are also renovated and repaired. Experience includes propellers for homebuilts and World War I fighters as well as DH designs)

Skycraft Services Ltd.,
(Michael Barnett or Andrew Butcher)
Albany House,
12 Silver Street,
Hertfordshire SG8 0QE,
Tel: +44 1763 852150
Fax: +44 1763 852593
Site: (under construction)
(Please note: Skycraft Services Ltd trades as “Skycraft”, but it is a completely different business from the “Skycraft Ltd” listed in other sections of this Register.
“Skycraft” specialises in propeller maintenance and supply for vintage and collection aircraft, and has considerable experience with fixed pitch propellers for all the Gipsy Major engine variants.  Over the years it has developed and certified a range of fixed pitch propellers for de Havilland aircraft, much used on the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk but also on the Dragon, Hornet and Leopard.
Skycraft has close links with Dowty Propellers and with Hoffmann Propeller in Germany, for whom it is the UK Service Station and Distributor)

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This page last updated on 29 April, 2017.

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