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 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 7,000…
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,…
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…
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.
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…
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES GROUP ATG is the trading name, from June 2000, of Airship Technologies Services Ltd, which was created in February 1996 to revive the activities of the former Airship…
Having produced large numbers of wartime aircraft called Austers, Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) was replaced in March 1946 by Auster Aircraft Ltd, simultaneously moving from Thurmaston, Leicester, to nearby Rearsby. Production…
Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd formed 1949 as design, manufacturing and overhaul arm of larger group. Achieved some success marketing 7-seat conversions of Prentice trainer. Bigger undertaking was ATL.90 Accountant twin-turboprop…
Alliott Verdon Roe was apprenticed at railway works, studied marine engineering, became engineer on merchant ships and then design draughtsman on cars! Won top newspaper prize 1906 for flying model…
British Aircraft Corp. Ltd formed February 1960 to comply with Government demand that TSR.2 attack bomber would be bought only from merged group. BAC grouped aircraft and missile interests of…
BAE SYSTEMS plc BAE Systems was established on 30 November 1999, upon the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) and the Marconi Electronic Systems business, then part of GEC-Marconi. Sales in…
Beagle (British Executive & General Aviation Ltd) formed October 1960 as subsidiary of Pressed Steel Co. to build Austers and other light aircraft. Reorganized 1962, no longer linked with Pressed…
Civil engineer Robert Blackburn saw Wilbur Wright fly in France, threw up job as civil engineer in Rouen and designed monoplane built in Leeds and made brief hops on beach…
B-N GROUP LTD Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Switzerland, which acquired Britten-Norman (Bembridge) Ltd 1979, sold the company on 21 July 1998 to investment group Litchfield Continental Ltd, at which time…
Originally Boulton & Paul, long-established engineering firm in Norwich awarded 1915 contract for FE.2bs followed by many others. In 1917 set up design office under John Dudley North (ex Horatio…
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