The H+S Aviation Story

H+S Aviation Limited was founded by the Hawes family in 1946 as Hants and Sussex Aviation and in 2016, we celebrated our 70th Anniversary. In those 70+ years, H+S Aviation has seen many changes, but as a testament to the quality of our service and company culture, we are still providing exceptional aircraft engine support.

The first Hants and Sussex office was located in Bognor Regis above, the archway of what was then the Bailey family business of builders and estate agents The company’s first workshop was in Fratton, Portsmouth and comprised of an estimated 140 square metres. We relocated to the edge of the former site of Portsmouth Municipal Airport in 1947 and have been here ever since.

Building Seven Decades of Engine Expertise