85. Welding (Aviation authority approved).



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Contact name: Stéphane Robineau

La Haie Madame

49070 Saint Lambert la Potherie,


Tel: +33 241 77 53 66

Mobile (cell): 07 61 42 17 11

Email: commercial@appi.fr

Website: www.appi.fr


Founded in 1984 and operating from a highly equipped factory near Angers, AAPI specializes in the design and fabrication of precision parts from thin metal sheet (aluminium and steel alloys, titanium, etc.) for clients in the aeronautical, medical and defense industries. DGAC qualified welders AIR 0191 for aluminium and steel alloys including inox, Inconel and titanium.

Aero Weld Hampshire

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Contact name: Mark Parkinson

Durley Airstrip,

Hill Farm,


Southampton SO32 2BP,


Tel: None

Mobile (cell): +44 7833 602 430

Email: Buddha2469@gmail.com

Website: None


Aero Weld Hampshire supplies CAA approved welding services at its workshop or on site. AWH is experienced in accident repairs and has major repair work to Tiger Moth, Piper Cub and Aeronca steel frames to its credit.

DFR (Design, Fabrication, Restoration)

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Contact name: Christopher Antrobus

Commonswood Farm,

Hastings Road,

Northiam, East Sussex,

TN31 6HY,


Tel: None

Fax: None

Mobile (cell): 07809 737 471

Email: chris@dfruk.co.uk

Alternate email: chrisantrobus2004@hotmail.co.uk

Website: https://dfruk.co.uk/


Chris Antrobus started DFR after several years with Guy Black’s well known Retrotec. He has CAA certification for both oxy-acetylene and TIG welding, certified to BCAR A8-10 for carbon and stainless steels.

Hawker Restorations Ltd.

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Contact name: Andrew Wenman

Unit 25,
Elmsett Airfield,
Whatfield Rd.,
Ipswich IP7 6LN,

Tel: +44 1473 828 707

Email: andrew@hawkerrestorations.co.uk

Website: http://hawkerrestorations.co.uk


Founded by Tony Ditheridge as AJD Engineering in 1987 and famous for its Hurricane rebuilds, Hawker Restorations has a long list of restored and reproduction historic aircraft to its credit

Latrobe Valley Airframes and Welding Pty. Ltd.

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Contact name: Brian Turner, Damien Turner

Hangar 4, 75 Airfield Road,

Latrobe Regional Airport,

Traralgon, Victoria 3844,


Tel: +61 4 2917 2740

Fax: None

Email: btvair@gmail.com

Website: None. Facebook https://p.facebook.com/lvawpl/.


LVAW has 40 years of experience repairing and restoring aircraft. Current projects include a Tiger Moth, a Moth Minor, a Westland Widgeon (from the 1920s and not a helicopter!) and a Percival Proctor. CASA approved welding authority since 1988.

Merlin Engineers Ltd.

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Contact name: Chris Baglin

110 Cinques Road,



Beds., SG19 3NR,


Tel: +44 1767 650 824

Fax: +44 1767 650 048

Mobile (cell): 07899 943 937

Email: chris@merlinengineers.co.uk

Website: http://merlinengineers.co.uk/home.html


Merlin Engineers was founded in 2001 and specialises in repair and fabrication in metal sheet and tube for historic aviation and motorsport projects. Current CAA approvals are held  for welding in steel and aluminium.

Metal Avia

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Contact name: Jean-Michel Moulinier et Guillaume Jarry

Rue Charles Lindbergh,

Aérodrome de Pontreau,

49300 Cholet,


Tel: +33 2 41 63 22 45

Mobile (cell): (G. Jarry): +33 6 43 10 76 80

Email: contact@metal-avia.com

Website: http://www.metal-avia.com/


Founded in 2017 by key members of the team that the restored the world’s only Morane-Saulnier 406, Metal Avia restores airframes and makes parts in sheet metal and tube for homebuilt and antique aircraft. DGAC qualified for the welding of ferrous metals.

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 is famous for a series of magnificent restorations of 1930s Hawker military aircraft (Hart, Fury, Audax, etc.) as well as two superb DH9s.

Sigma Services

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Contact name: Nick Seymour

Orchard Cottage,

10A Hillside Road,

Thorpe St. Andrew,

Norwich NR7 0QJ,


Tel: (office): +44 1603 433 961 or (workshop): +44 1953 457 732

Fax: +44 1603 433 961

Mobile (cell): 07774 195 103

Email: sigma@aircraft.u-net.com

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


Nick Seymour has thirty years of experience maintaining de Havilland types and is an LAA inspector and CAA certified welder. Sigma Services will undertake field and workshop welding for de Havilland aircraft.

SkySport Engineering Ltd.

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Contact name: Tim Moore

Rotary Farm,

Thorncote Green,

Nr Hatch, Sandy,

Bedfordshire, SG19 1PU,


Tel: +44 1767 627375

Fax: +44 1767 627718

Email: skysporteng@aol.com

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


After more than 30 years of successful trading, SkySport closed the majority of its activities in 2013 but continues to provide aeronautically approved welding 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.