M.B. Arpin & Co. of West Drayton built A-1 2-seat pusher monoplane and flew it 1938.
Arrow Aircraft of Leeds built Active I single-seat sporting biplane 1931.
Land-speed record holder Richard Noble formed ARV Aviation 1983 to produce Super 2 lightplane, first flown 1985. Became Island Aircraft 1984.
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…
In 1916 Austin Motor Co. produced prototype Austin-Ball fighter. In 1917 set up aircraft design department. Two major products, both flown during war: AFT.3 Osprey triplane fighter, and Greyhound 2-seat…
Partner of Ilyushin (Russia), investing in tooling for production of Il-103 multirole 4/5-seater at North Weald (c. August 1993).
Formed 1991 to take over production and further development of Super 2 from Island Aircraft; office Glasgow, plant Hamilton, marketing Malmesbury, Wilts.
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 Manufacturing Co. Ltd was British Klemm renamed. Works at Hanworth produced Swallow, Eagle, Cupid and Double Eagle 1935-8.
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…
British Aircraft Company formed 1928 at Maidstone, mainly to build gliders. In 1932 managing director C.H. Lowe Wylde fitted small engine to produce BAC Planette. Lowe Wylde killed in one…
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…
British Air Ferries, Southend, rebuilding Viscount 800s to extend life 15 years.
Horatio Barber was pioneer constructor: see Aeronautical Syndicate Ltd.
Whiteinch, Glasgow, built BE.2c/2e and Fairey Campania 1916-18.
Capt. Frank Barnwell, chief designer at Bristol, lost his life 2 August 1938 flying BSW.1 (Barnwell, Scott, Whitchurch).
British Aerial Transport Co. took on F. Koolhoven (ex-Armstrong Whitworth) as chief designer 1917. Products were F.K.22-F.K.28 (1919), all biplane or sesquiplane fighters, trainers or transport (F.K.26) except F.K.28 (underpowered…
L.E. Baynes, of Alan Muntz & Co., designed numerous aircraft but had no company of his own: see Abbott; Carden-Baynes; Slingsby; Youngman-Baynes.
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…
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