Retro’s customer support covers ‘Forward’ on-site maintenance, to ‘Depth’ base maintenance, our specialist engineers support Rolls Royce & Packard Merlin, RR Griffon, DH Gipsy Major, Hirth 500’s, ENMA Tigre & Walter Minor in line engines. Bristol Pegasus, Mercury, Centaurus & Jupiter, P & W Twin Wasp radial engines. Engine accessories are all supported using our purpose built test rigs, including;- Carburettors, Magnetos, Vacuum, Pneumatic & Hydraulic pumps, Starter motors & Generators. Trouble shooting in service faults, draws on over 50 years of Vintage engine operational experience. Whilst skilled practiced Repair & Overhaul is carried out by our dedicated team reaching over the generations passing on their expertise.
Propeller maintenance is carried out in our purpose-built facilities and includes Hamilton Standard / De Havilland’s the full range of Hydromatic & Counterweight types, Dowty – Rotol’s 3, 4 & 5 Blade range and Fairey – Reed’s metal props. Composite wooden & all metal blade bare blade inspection together with propeller Governor and Constant Speed Unit expert support is carried out on site. Precision balancing is carried out on all propellers in build and prior to final release to service, to ensure the smoothest operation for our customers.