20. Engine overhauls & related specialist services.


Anaconda Air

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Contact name: Richard Zurinsky

P.O. Box 922
WA 98359

Tel: +1 253 853 3797

Fax: +1 253 853 3797

Email: rzurinsky@aol.com

Website: None


Richard Zurinsky is an FAA licensed engineer with substantial experience of Gipsy Major engine overhaul, including full overhaul, top overhaul, component repair and machining.

Antique Airways/ Gipsy Aero Overhaul

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Contact name: Warwick Woinarski

2 Kunyam Street,
Kippa Ring
Queensland 4021

Tel: +61 7 3204 1933

Fax: +61 7 3204 1932

Mobile (cell): 0417 727 660

Email: antiqueairways@bigpond.com

Website: http://www.joy-flights.net


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

ATN Revisie (Aircraft Division)

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Contact name: Jac van Egmond

Plesmanstraat 10,
7903 BE Hoogeveen,

Tel: +31 528 237 132

Fax: +31 528 240 858

Email: info@atn-aircraft-division.com

Website: http://www.atn-aircraft-division.com


Specialist piston engine workshop. Experience in Gipsy engines. 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.

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Contact name: Mark Bird

The Alvis Works,
Bubbenhall Road,
Baginton, Coventry,



Tel: +44 2476 305 873

Fax: +44 2476 302 08

Email: admin@cfsaero.com

Website: http://www.cfsaero.com


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

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Contact name: Paul Groves

31 Russell Road,
Hampshire PO13 9HR.

Tel: +44 2392 551 870

Fax: 07958 240 890

Email: grovesmoth@aol.com

Website: None


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

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Contact name: Neil Davidson

2135 St. Mary Lake Road,
British Columbia V1A 3K4,

Tel: +1 250 427 7178

Fax: +1 250 427 7678

Email: peggneil@xplornet.com

Website: None


Davidson Aeroworks has a Transport Canada Non Specialised approval for the overhaul of the Gipsy Major engines.

Deltair Aerospace Ltd.

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Contact name: Dave McEwan

17, Aston Road,
Hants PO7 7XG,

Tel: +44 239 225 5255

Fax: +44 239 225 5534

Email: davemcewan@deltair.co.uk

Website: http://www.deltair-aerospace.co.uk


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.

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Contact name: Adrian Wilkes

Mawney Road Junction,
Eastern Avenue, Romford,
Essex, RM7 7NS,

Tel: +44 1708 740 668 or 743 331

Fax: +44 1708 733266

Email: sales@gosnays.co.uk

Website: http://www.gosnays.co.uk


A long-established precision engineering company with a long record of providing services for vintage engines including aircraft, Gosnay’s offers white metal bearing renewal, crankshaft grinding, line boring, valve seat insertion and many other related services.

Grand Valley Aircraft Restoration

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Contact name: Stan & Sheila Vander Ploeg

11450 27th Sideroad,
Grand Valley,
Ontario L9W 6V2,

Tel: +1 519 928 3215

Email: gv.aircraft@gmail.com

Website: None


GV Aircraft is based on its own strip (CGV3) near Grand Valley, Ontario, and undertakes regular maintenance on four Tiger Moths (11.12)

Ivor Searle Ltd.

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Contact name: Michael Payne

2 Regal Lane,


Cambridgeshire CB7 5BA,


Tel: +44 1353 720 531

Fax: +44 1353 727 661

Email: sales@ivorsearle.co.uk

Website: www.ivorsearle.co.uk


Reconditioning of engines, including for older designs and related services, but also

crankshaft crack testing & cleaning

Luskintyre Aircraft Restorations

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Contact name: Matt Webber

Luskintyre Airfield,

252 Pywells Road,


Lochinvar, NSW 2321,


Tel: +61 2 4930 6221

Fax: +44 1328 830 232

Mobile (cell): +61 408 422 805

Email: matt@aircraftrestoration.com.au

Website: http://aircraftrestoration.com.au


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.

Mat Voight

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Contact name: Mat Voight

1225 Jackson Court,
Beaumont, CA 92223,
United States of America

Tel: +1 909 499 4686

Email: algualvi@hotmail.com


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

Mothcair Aviation Services

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Contact name: Nick and Greg Challinor

The Airfield,
New South Wales 2484,

Tel: +61 2 6672 1592

Fax: +61 2 6672 1592

Mobile (cell): +61 408 422 805

Email: nick.irene@bigpond.com

Alternate email: challinor@qld.chariot.net.au

Website: None


Mothcair has thirty years of experience restoring aeroplanes, and the list of credits is long: B.A.Eagle, Fairchild Argus, J3 Cub, Austers, a Stampe, two Percival Gulls (most people have never even seen two Percival Gulls!), a Ryan STA, a DH84 Dragon, and many, many Tiger Moths. In process are (2005) a Gipsy Moth, a Fox Moth and a Leopard Moth

QDM Services

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Contact name: Paul Lipman

Long Acre,
East Hill Road,
East Hill,
Nr Otford,
Kent TN15 6YD

Tel: 01959 523186

Email: PGLipman@aol.com

Retrotec Ltd

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Contact name: Guy Black

Unit 11,
Wheel Farm Business Park,
Wheel Lane, Westfield,
Nr Hastings, East Sussex,
TN35 4SE,

Tel: +44 1424 755 898

Fax: +44 1424 754 414

Email: info@retrotec-ltd.co.uk

Website: http://www.retrotec-ltd.co.uk/


Retrotec, the well known restorer of pre-1940 aircraft, is already known for its restorations of extremely rare engines such as the Siddeley Puma fitted to the DH9 and the Rolls Royce Kestrel. This activity is being extended to include specialist historic car and military vehicle engines.

Rigtec Engineering Ltd.

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Contact name: David Henry, Managing Director; Tony Wytenburg, Workshop Manager

17 Park Terrace,

P.O. Box 968,

Blenheim 7240,


New Zealand

Tel: +64 3 577 5870

Fax: +64 3 577 9870

Email: info@rigtec.co.nz

Website: http://www.rigtec.co.nz


Rigtec changed ownership in 2019 but the old team continues to offer the same services as before. Specialties include one off aircraft component machining.

Southern Aero

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Contact name: Robert Still

147 Commercial Drive,

Thomasville, NC27360,

United States of America

Tel: +1 336 476 9094

Email: southernaero@northstate.net

Website: http://www.southernaero.com


Southern aero is a specialist in Franklin engine overhauls and repair, but also has some experience with the Gipsy Major 10.

Stephens Gaskets Ltd.

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Units 1 – 4 Alston Road

Portway Industrial Estate,

Oldbury, West Midlands

B69 2PP England

Tel: +44 121 544 5808

Fax: +44 121544 4188

Email: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk

Website: www.stephensgaskets.co.uk


Spring and stainless steel, brass, steel, aluminium, copper and plastic joints, shims, exhaust gaskets, gaskets and related items. Used to supplying classic/vintage car and motorbike clubs and sometimes aircraft restorers!

Vintage Engine Technology Ltd.

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Contact name: Paul Sharman, Director

Fullers Hill,

Little Gransden Airfield,


Bedfordshire, SG19 3BP,


Tel: +44 1767 651 794

Fax: +44 1767 651 794

Email: mail@vintech.aero

Website: None


Vintage Engine Technology has become a byword for excellence in the reconstruction of Gipsy series engines – and many others. After the retirement in 2017 of founder Mike Vaisey, Paul Sharman, long time Director of the company, has taken the lead role.