Aviation Museums

and airworthy collections


Aircraft Restoration Company (ARCo)

Operating from IWM Duxford, and owned by John Romain, the Aircraft Restoration Company (ARCo) is the largest of the specialist aero engineering companies based there. ARCo has completed many outstanding restorations both flying and static for museums, collections and private owners. The Company also undertakes major servicing and repairs on historic aircraft for a number of warbird owners in the UK and abroad, plus contracts for the MOD, RNHF and BBMF. ARCo shares it's hangar with The Aircraft Restoration Company that was formed back in the late 80's to initially restore 5 Spitfires from the RAF's stock of Gate Guardians. The Historic Flying Ltd, also under the management of John Romain, has subsequently restored approximately a third of the world’s flying Spitfires.

Bristol Blenheim Mk.I

G-BPIV / L6739 [Blenheim (Duxford) Ltd, c/o Propshop Ltd]

2015 RIAT
2015 RIAT
2015 RIAT

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

G-DHCZ / ex- XP772 [Propshop Ltd]

RIAT 2015
RIAT 2015
Shoreham Airshow 2014

HISPANO HA-1112 M1L Buchon

G-AWHK (ex- G-BWUE) [Historic Flying Ltd]

2013 Shoreham Airshow
Duxford Spring Airshow 2013

Supermarine Spitfire MkT.IX

G-CCCA / PV202 [Historic Flying Ltd]

QV-I (2013 scheme)
5R-H (2016 scheme)

Spitfire PRXI PL983


Spitfire T.IX PT462


T-6 Texan Harvard IV

G-BGPB / 1747 [Aircraft Spares and Materials Ltd]

Duxford 2016
Duxford 2016

Westland Lysander

V9312 / G-CCOM

Current Restoration projects

Fairy Firefly Mk1

G-CGYD / F6071 [Propshop Ltd]

Previous Restoration projects

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A

G-MKIA / P9374 [Historic Flying Ltd]

Duxford 2014
Goodwood 2015