Hawker Siddeley Aviation
Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited was the identity for the aircraft sector of the Hawker Siddeley Group between 1948 and 1959.
Shortly after acquiring Folland Aircraft in 1959, there was huge government pressure on all the aviation concerns to rationalise an industry where ‘far too many companies were competing for a diminishing number of contracts’.
Out of this controversial policy came the decision to only offer new government contracts and development grants to organisations that had been formed through various mergers and take-overs. This resulted in 2 major consortiums, British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Aviation.
|Hawker Aircraft Company|
|1935||Hawker Siddeley Aircraft|
|1963||Hawker Siddeley Aviation|
|1960||Hawker P.1127 / Kestrel / Harrier||1974||Hawker Siddeley HS146|
|1967||Hawker Siddeley HS801 Nimrod||1981||Hawker Siddeley HS1182 Hawk|