About Us

CEO’s Welcome Message


Thank you for visiting our website today.  Our aim is to ensure total customer satisfaction through the sales, repair and overhaul of piston engines and related aeronautical products.  Please contact us if you would like a quote or discuss how we can assist to keep you flying.


David Paynter

Our Vision

To ensure that we continually deliver exceptional customer service and satisfaction through the sales, repair and overhaul of piston engines, components and spare parts supply to the general aviation industry in Australasia.  Our reputation for technical knowledge and support within our industry is well respected.

Our Mission

Our customer service focus is to continually ensure operator safety is paramount and our commitment to minimise unscheduled maintenance and costly downtime without compromising our customer service.

Core Values

Commitment – we believe that our greatest asset is our staff and their continual training and development ensures best workplace practices

  • History – 30+ years in the aviation industry. Our outstanding team of long term staff members is pivotal to our success and delivery of the service that we provide
  • Integrity and Honesty – is vital to our reputation
  • Investment – our customer is the foundation to our success, their success is our success
  • Service – our commitment to customer service is exemplary with each engine or component receiving our highest level of attention
  • Support – we have a desire and passion to support our customers with ongoing technical support
  • Our Capability – is being continually developed with customers who trust and rely on the service we provide, industry knowledge and expertise

Brisbane Aero Engineers is a major supplier of exchange, overhauled and new piston engines to the Australasian Aircraft industry, including customers based in NZ, Asia and the Pacific Rim.


The management and staff of Brisbane Aero Engineers are committed to the provision of uncompromised and unequalled quality in the delivery of our products and services.


Brisbane Aero was established in 1983 and has developed into one of the most highly regarded overhaul and repair facilities for aircraft piston engines in Australia.


Brisbane Aero Engineers has operated as a family based business since that time and remains 100% Australian owned and operated.


It is our goal to set and maintain a standard of quality workmanship and customer service which is the benchmark by which our industry is measured.


Our customer base is extensive, and includes government bodies, aero clubs, flying schools, airline operations, charter companies, aircraft maintenance organisations and home builders, to mention just a few.


BAE is highly regarded and respected by regulatory organisations such as CASA and the ASTB whom often seek our professional expertise from our team which consists of highly qualified production and administrative staff.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Brisbane Aero aims to provide a service beyond our counterparts in the industry. We are highly customer service orientated, this commitment underpins the reputation Brisbane Aero enjoys for excellence in customer service and after sales support, which ensures our customers of satisfaction and value for money.


We are proud of our reputation for the reliability and longevity of our products, our meticulous attention to detail, our desire to ensure operator safety and our commitment to minimize unscheduled maintenance and costly downtime. We believe these qualities offer the greatest benefit and satisfaction to our customers. We are well respected in the Aviation Industry and boast a vast technical knowledge of our products and the industry and offer back-up technical support during and after overhaul/repair of your engine or component.

Compliance & Regulations

Brisbane Aero Engineers overhauls and repairs light aircraft piston engines and components to the requirements of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Engine Manufacturers Overhaul Manuals, Parts Catalogues and Service Documents. The senior management of Brisbane Aero Engineers are committed to the successful implementation and maintenance of quality control systems and engage the appropriate human resources to support diligent compliance and independent auditing.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority Approvals

Approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for the maintenance of Class A & B aircraft airframe components, piston engines and engine components up to 450KW. Part 145 Approval # R1-RS1EW CAR 30 Approval # 3200

Meet the Team

David Paynter

David Paynter

Chief Executive Officer - Accountable Manager

David was appointed CEO at Brisbane Aero Engineers in 1999 and was allocated responsibility as the Accountable Manager in 2014. Working for over 30 years in the general aviation industry, he completed his Ground Engineering Apprenticeship in 1987.   David has built and maintained strong relationships by meeting customers’ needs and providing the highest levels of service.  This trust has been built on merit for delivery of high quality tested products and honest advice.  He is highly regarded in the industry for his technical expertise regarding piston engines and components and has been called as an expert witness on numerous occasions, working closely with CASA and the ATSB.   Holds NDT licenses in Magnetic and Dye Penetrant Inspection. Has completed the following Southpac Aerospace courses:

  • Internal Auditing
  • Human Factors

Member and active participant of several industry groups (AMROBA, AACofC).   During the week David can be found cycling at day break around Brisbane.  Enjoys kayaking at the weekends in Moreton Bay and also a keen Broncos supporter.

Angela Barlow

Angela Barlow

Quality & Safety Manager - Business Manager

After establishing a career in health services, Angela found a new vocation at Brisbane Aero Engineers in 2001.  She was appointed the Quality & Safety Manager in 2013.   Angela is approachable and driven to see our company succeed through implementing various management strategies including business development and improved customer outcomes.  As Business Manager she takes responsibility and will challenge “is this the best way we can do what we do?”   Has completed the following Southpac Aerospace courses:

  • Safety Management Systems
  • Human Factors

She regularly attends various industry and workplace seminars to keep abreast of the modern business environment.   Angela is a keen Australian Test Cricket fan and enjoys caring for her vegie patch and chickens.

BAE Team Members

Our Deputy Quality & Safety Manager role supports and assists the role of QSM while the Customer Service Co-ordinator works with the CEO to provide timely communication and documentation. The Logistics Manager works closely with the Service & Support Manager to maintain a comprehensive Stores Department and provision of timely freight services. This ancillary team works to support our dedicated team of LAME, AME, apprentice and technical assistant production team members. Our Level III NDT Advisor provides compliance oversight for our NDT operations and an Internal Auditor is on staff.

Saleeb, Vinnie, Marty, Steph, Georgina, Angela, David, Max, Liz, Alex, Alicia, Chris, Jay, Denise & Lachlan