Tiger Airways Maintenance was established in the Summer of 2004, with a CAA M3 Approval, initially just to maintain the two Stampes we were using intensively for Introductory Lessons and Aerobatic Displays.
There are plenty of good maintenance organisations around who can do a 50-hour Check or an Annual on a Pa28 or Cessna 152, but not so many with the expertise to deal with vintage wood and fabric types. In the four years of existence we have put together a highly skilled team of engineers able to work on the older types of aircraft and are now able to take on outside maintenance work besides keeping our own fleet in the air.
We started out just doing the routine maintenance and snag fixing that is inevitable on sixty-year-old aircraft but, as the fleet grew, we started to tackle more complex jobs.
In June 2007 we moved to new premises at Gloucestershire Airport (Staverton), an insulated, properly heated, hangar of approximately 1000 square metres, with spray booth, offices and stores. This enabled us to get everything under one roof and move the longer term jobs forward.
Recent major projects include the restoration of an RF6B, completed in January 2008 and now looking as good as new and ready for another 32 years. January 2008 also saw the despatch to Thailand of a DH82a Tiger Moth with its Export CofA completed here. Most recently we completed the restoration of a Stampe SV4C, which flew on August 11th 2008 - for the first time since February 1970!
We are also able to deal with modern composite types, for example the Slingsby T67 Firefly. If you have a vintage, or unusual, aircraft and want it cared for by a team that understands and loves old aircraft, contact us on 01452 714 767, or drop in any-time to Hangar Se47, Gloucestershire Airport.