Admiralty Air Department designed flying-boat, produced mainly by Pemberton-Billing, and prototype pusher interceptor, both in 1915.
E. D. Abbott, Farnham, produced Mignet Fleas and Baynes Scud 1935-6.
ABC Motors, Walton-on-Thames, produced piston engines, and prototype Robin high-wing single-seater 1929.
Aircraft Disposals Co. formed March 1920 to manage conversion to money of vast stocks of wartime aircraft and engines. Did considerable conversion and modification to increase saleability but no intention…
Aero Engines Ltd produced 'Douglas' motorcycle engines as used in Tipsy S.2 single-seater. Kingswood factory built 9 S.2 in 1937 under Avions Fairey licence, test flying at Whitchurch.
Predecessor of CIBA (ARL) at Duxford, built de Bruyne light aircraft 1934-6.
Aeronautical Syndicate Ltd was one of world's first aircraft manufacturing companies, formed 1909 by Horatio Barber. Built about 29 Valkyrie tail-first monoplanes by December 1911; in 1911 Valkyries flew over…
Former Folland, then Hawker Siddeley, then BAe, Hamble plant was set up 1989 as BAe subsidiary but acquired for £47m in management buyout 1992. Makes major parts for BAe, McDD,…
Aircraft Manufacturing Co. was established at The Hyde, Hendon, early 1912 by George Holt Thomas. In June 1914 Capt. Geoffrey de Havilland joined as chief designer, subsequently producing D.H.1-D.H.18. Holt…
Short-lived consortium formed 1958 by de Havilland, Fairey and Hunting to build D.H.121 (Trident).
Brief existence (1969-72) building Cassutt and TSR.3 racers.
Airmaster Helicopters was formed 1971 to develop cheapest possible 2-seat helicopter. Resulting H2-B1 flew February 1972.
Airspeed Ltd began life in York, where AS.4 Ferry passenger biplanes were built 1932. Re-formed in Portsmouth as Airspeed (1934) Ltd, pioneered modern design in Britain with AS.5 Courier and…
A.J.E. Perkins attempted 1974-7 to market Wittman Tailwind in kit form.
Formed at Heston 1937, chief designer L.E. Baynes, numerous often radical projects but only aircraft built was Youngman-Baynes high-lift research derivative of Proctor.
Flt. Lt. J.W. (later Sir John) Alcock designed and built Alcock Scout when serving at Mudros 1917, using parts of Sopwith Pup and Triplane. Taken prisoner by Turks, but in…
Alliance Aeroplane Co. of Acton, London, took over Ruffy Arnell Baumann in 1919. Only original design P.2 Seabird with intended 21-hour endurance.
AMF Microflight Ltd are in production with factory-built Chevron 2-32 side-by-side microlight trainers; 34 delivered by March 1992.
Air Navigation and Engineering Co. was post-war (1919) name of wartime Blériot and Spad Manufacturing Co. at Addlestone, Surrey. In 1923-6 produced ANEC I high-wing ultralight, ANEC II high-wing 2-seater,…
Aquila low-wing monoplane ultralight built 1931.
Merger in 1897 of rival engineering and shipbuilding firms resulted in Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth, the comma later being forgotten. In 1912 declined to build Avro aircraft, and also failed…
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