Shipbuilding and engineering firm William Beardmore & Co., Dalmuir, Scotland, built Austro-Daimler engines from early 1913, followed by licensed DFW and B.E.2c aircraft. G. Tilghman Richards then designed series of…
American G.W. Beatty started school of flying at Hendon 1913; 3 years later built light biplane, 35-hp Anzani and later 60-hp Beatty.
Ultralight builder 1983.
F.W. BERWICK & Co. Built Airco DH.4/9/9A 1917-18.
Birmingham Carriage & Wagon Co. built Airco DH.10 Amiens and Handley Page O/400 1918-19.
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…
Named after Hampshire town, Botley Aircraft purchased rights to Currie Wot, and marketed plans 1968.
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…
Bowker Air Service built light aircraft 1972.
In 1909 aviation was not a polite subject for gentlemen to take seriously. Amazingly, at Bristol Sir George White Bt., brother Samuel and son George Stanley White decided to sink…
In 1977 Government determined to nationalize British industry and passed Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act, as result of which on 29 April 1977 ownership of British Aircraft Corp., Hawker Siddeley…
First recognized aeroplane flight in UK (16 October 1908) was made by S.F. Cody's biplane titled British Army Aeroplane No. 1.
Proposed company not formed: see Cunliffe-Owen.
Subsidiary of French company, built B.E.2c, D.H.5 and Camel.
Built original French aircraft plus (1913) Seagull twin-float seaplane.
Success of German Klemm L 25 led to formation of British Klemm Aeroplane Co. early 1933, works at Hanworth, Middlesex, designer G.H. Handasyde. L 25 strengthened and further developed into…
British Marine Aircraft Ltd, associate of British Aircraft, tooled up new factory at Hamble to build BM-1, version of Sikorsky S-42A flying boat; instead subcontracted for RAF Expansion Scheme.
John Britten and Desmond Norman built BN-1 ultralight (1950), then studied BN-2 Islander light transport (13 June 1965). Developed as BN-2A, sustained major production, including improved BN-2B, BN-2T Turbine Islander,…
Brooklands Aircraft Co., based at Old Sarum, succeeded Optica Industries. Optica observation aircraft was designed by Edgley Aircraft, formed 1974 but failed 1985. Purchased from Receiver by A. Haikney of…
Produced 3 examples of Brawny ultralight at £195, 1936.
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