48. Manuals, modifications and TNS advisories



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Contact name: Nigel Lemon

White Waltham Airfield


Berkshire, SL6 3NJ,


Tel: +44 1628 879 884

Fax: None

Mobile (cell): 07725 241 204

Email: nigel@aeroptimo.com

Website: https://www.aeroptimo.com


Aeroptimo is an aviation advisory business; its founder Nigel Lemon, an aeronautical engineer, is also a restorer of Moths and a Tiger 9 pilot. The services offered to Moth owners include technical help for those seeking to modify or improve their aircraft, including design, installation, certification and testing of modifications.

de Havilland Support Ltd.

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Contact name: Mark Miller

Building 213,

Duxford Airfield, Duxford,

Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR,


Tel: +44 1223 830 090

Fax: +44 1223 830 085

Email: info@dhsupport.com

Website: http://www.dhsupport.com/


DHSL holds a TRA from the UK CAA to oversee the continued airworthiness of the Tiger Moth, Dragon Rapide, Chipmunk, Beagle Pup and the Scottish Aviation Bulldog. DHSL also holds a UK CAA British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) Section A8-21 combined Design and Production Organisation approval (DOA/POA). Under the terms of a Data Licence Agreement with BAE Systems, DHSL holds the drawings and design data for the whole range of Moth types and the other aircraft it supports. manuals and original spares lists are available for almost all of these types, as well as details of critical modifications.  For the Tiger Moth, see the modifications index by clicking here.

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.

Essco, Inc.

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378 South Van Buren Avenue,
Ohio 44203
United States of America

Tel: +1 877 318 1555 (toll free) or + 1 330 644 7724

Fax: +1 330 644 0886

Email: sales@esscoaircraft.com

Website: http://www.esscoaircraft.com/


Essco specializes in manuals for all types of aircraft from all countries in the world, and has documentation for a number of the classic DH types as well as for Gipsy and Cirrus engines