The Restoration of an aircraft for a client is a very personalized thing, some people require a totally new look, others want the appearance of having never been restored but perfectly preserved with a wonderful patina, we like to think that the latter is our speciality.
Restoration is not only an opportunity to achieve an aesthetically correct appearance but also a text book engineering standard and flying qualities to suit. This can only realistically be done with a very dedicated team of management, engineers & pilots who know all the correct processes, as one can imagine this can only be possible if you have lots of past experience, it is also the most cost effective solution.
MKIa Spitfire AR213
photographed at Hawarden in 1942 whilst in RAF service with 57 O.T.U.
during complete ground-up restoration by PPS.AR213
airborne after full restoration by PPS - photo copyright - Richard Paver.
The restoration & major overhaul of all types of aircraft is work that PPS has always offered to the private owner or museum, since the early 60's, the company has been involved with a huge selection of Vintage, Classic, and Wartime aircraft for restoration and major overhaul.
This aircraft is now on display at Kermit Weeks' Fantasy of Flight Museum in Florida.
In some cases we have to build major parts of airframe structures wings or fuselages where either they are in such poor condition or don't exist, we even build complete aircraft.
We work in all materials, mostly in house and are well equipped with all the necessary tools and machinery to cope with anything that is presented to us.
Stampe fuselage being restored.
One of many Stampes restored by PPS over the years.
We have restored over 70 different aircraft types, so we have no limits in age, size or type of aircraft we can overhaul or restore.
Yak C-11 OK-KIE as found on Cyprus.
Yak C-11 OK-KIE restored to fly by PPS as G-AYAK.
Finally our background in post restoration / overhaul flight testing
results in the ultimate examples of collector’s aircraft, with great desirability and consequent value.
PPS is a fully Approved A8- 20 organization with a wide range of wartime aircraft on our capability list. To see some of the aircraft we have overhauled or restored and our specialties please take a look at our Aircraft Gallery