58. Propeller (overhaul/repair)


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. 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.

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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.

Hercules Propellers Ltd.

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Contact name: Rupert Wasey or Lauren Richardson

Canal Iron Works,
Hope Mills, London Road,
Gloucestershire, GL5 2SH

Tel: +44 1453 885 853

Email: rupert@hercprops.com

Alternate email: lauren@hercprops.com

Website: http://www.hercprops.com/


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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hercprops

Poncelet (Etablissements Poncelet)

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Contact name: Marc Deltenre

Z.I. de Martinrou,
Rue du Progrès 6,
6220 Fleurus,

Tel: +32 475 44 36 20

Email: info@poncelet.eu

Website: http://www.ets-poncelet.com/index.html


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

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Contact name: Michael Barnett or Andrew Butcher

Albany House at Brown’s Yard,

12 Silver Street,

Litlington, near Royston,

Hertfordshire, SG8 0QE,


Tel: +44 1763 852 150

Email: customerservices@skycraft.uk.net

Website: https://skycraftpropellers.com


(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