Aviation piston engine overhaul

We provide a wide range of piston engine overhaul services through our engine and components facility in Oxford.

Spanning three extensively equipped workshops totalling 10,000 sq ft, in Kenington, Oxfordshire, we have the complete in-house capability to control all aspects of your piston engine overhaul/repair without having to rely on any outside organisations. With EASA Part 145 approval, an extensive range of test equipment and factory trained and accredited staff.

Piston engine CAMO services

The recent acquisition of FlyerTech and Aerstream Limited adds considerable coverage, with the Group now able to provide airworthiness management services across a wide range of aircraft types from the piston engined Cessna 150’s to the Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 series. Gama Aviation’s expertise in this area has already previously secured (with Atkins) a three to five year contract with the RAF as part of the UK’s Military Aviation Authority issued the Airworthiness Review. This requires annual Airworthiness Reviews on each allocated aircraft focusing on the continuing airworthiness management activities carried out on the aircraft since the last review. The contract is due to end between 2018 – 2020.

“This acquisition is an excellent strategic fit for the Group, allowing us to extend and enhance our airworthiness management product offering to our managed and external customers in this highly specialised segment.”

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Our capabilities include:
  • Lycoming and Teledyne Continental Motors engine overhauls and repairs
  • Total support for fuel systems, including but not limited to injectors, carburettors, fuel pumps and turbo charging controllers.
  • Bendix and Slick magneto overhauls and repairs
  • Overhaul, repair and testing of governing components
  • Overhaul and repair of cylinder assemblies
  • Welding approval covering aluminium, carbon steels and corrosion and heat resisting steels
  • The only UK approved engine overhaul facility authorised by TCM 
to carry out Ultrasonic Inspections on crankshafts
  • The only UK engine overhaul facility employing two CAA ‘D’ licensed engineers
  • As a fully approved EASA non-destructive test house, we have extensive in-house non-destructive testing facilities including Ultrasonic Inspection, Magnetic Particle Inspection and Liquid Penetrant Inspection


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A career in aviation engineering

Crankshaft polishing

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Magneto testing


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Service centres

Our Beechcraft and Cirrus service centres.

Paul Bristow, our Head of Engineering, UK, talks about our authorised service centre status with Beechcraft and our investment to maintain & improve the standards set by manufacturers.