44. Magneto (overhaul & repair)


Bobinages Pascal

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Contact name: Daniel Meneau

10, chemin de Petits Champs, Assay,
45630 Beaulieu-sur-Loire France

Tel: +33 7 86 50 68 97

Email: bobinages.pascal@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bobinages-pascal.com/


Bobinages Pascal has 40 years experience in the rewinding and overhaul of aircraft magnetos for French based collection and amateur aircraft. The rewinding part of the business has been sold and from 01.12.15, the Issy-les-Moulineaux premises replaced by a new location on the Loire. Call for an appointment.

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. Amongst many others, CFS overhauls the BTH series magnetos fitted to the Gipsy engines.

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 offers BTH AG4 magnetos from stock in a completely overhauled and tested condition complete with certification documentation.  Davidson Aeroworks has a Transport Canada Specialised approval for the overhaul of BTH magnetos for Gipsy engines.

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. Will overhaul BTH magnetos.

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, has a specialist magneto repair unit and reconstructs a wide variety of magnetos for period aircraft including the various BTH magnetos fitted to the Gipsy series engines.

Smith Tech Air

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Contact name: Stan Smith

North Shore Airfield,

Postman Road,

RD4 Albany,


New Zealand

Tel: +64 942 48759

Fax: +64 942 63735

Email: vintageaircraft@xtra.co.nz


Stan Smith is associated with many thirties and forties aircraft projects, including an Avro Cadet, a Miles Gemini and a Messenger, a Proctor V and several Austers.  He has also restored de Havilland types DH82, DH83, DH84 (ZK-AXI) and DH94 (ZK-AKM). Stan is currently rebuilding NZ’s earliest Tiger Moth, c/n DHNZ1 (6.08)

Tony Stairs

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51 Riverside,


London NW4 3TU,


Tel: +44 208 202 5194


Tony Stairs has worked on aircraft magnetos for over 35 years, and his knowledge of them is encyclopaedic. Expect to join a long queue for his services!

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.