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This article describes the company Airspeed Ltd. For the technical concept, see Airspeed. Airspeed refers to the speed of an aircraft in relation to the air which may be different from groundspeed which is the speed of the aircraft in relation to the ground. ...


Airspeed Ltd was established to build aeroplanes in 1931 in York, England by A.H. Tiltman and N.S. Norway. Following production of the AS4 Ferry, a three engined, ten passenger biplane, the company concentrated on transport monoplanes. In March 1933 the firm moved to Portsmouth and in the following year became associated with the Tyneside ship builder Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited. This article refers to the tool of travel. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1931: Events Manufacturer Airspeed Ltd founded in York, England. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... Nevil Shute (London, January 17, 1899 - Melbourne, January 12, 1960) (full name Nevil Shute Norway) was one of the most popular novelists of the mid-20th century. ... Hs123 biplane. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1933: Events January January 16 - Jean Mermoz and crew make a non-stop flight from Senegal to Brazil in 17 hours 27 minutes. ... This article is about the English city of Portsmouth. ... Tyneside is a conurbation in northern England, covering part of the area of Tyne and Wear. ... Swan Hunter, formerly known as Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, is one of the best known shipbuilding companies in the United Kingdom. ...


Their most productive period was during World War II. A graceful, twin engined trainer-cum-light transport aircraft known as the AS10 Oxford had a production run exceeding 8,500. Almost 3,800 AS51 and AS58 Horsa gliders were built for the Royal Air Force and its allies. Many of these made one-way journeys into occupied France as part of the D-Day landings, towed from England by Commandos, Dakotas and other piston-engined aircraft. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... The Airspeed AS10 Oxford was a twin-engine aircraft used for training British Commonwealth aircrews in navigation, radio_operating, bombing and gunnery during World War II. The Oxford was based on Airspeeds commercial 8-seater Envoy III, seven of which had been modified for the South African Air Force as... The Airspeed AS.51 Horsa was a World War II troop-carrying glider built by the British company Airspeed Ltd and subcontractors. ... Gliders are un-powered heavier-than-air aircraft. ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the UK Armed Forces. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... The French Navy commando Jaubert storm the Alcyon in a mock assault. ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft which revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 1940s, and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ...


In 1940, de Havilland bought into Airspeed and, besides adapting some surplus Oxford aircraft as AS65 Consuls for the commercial market, they went on to produce a superbly streamlined twin-engined piston airliner called the AS57 Ambassador. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1940: Events March March 16 - Britain suffers its first civilian air-raid casualties of the war after a raid by KG 26 on Scapa Flow March 25 - the US government grants permission to the countrys aircraft manufacturers to sell advanced... de Havilland UK In 1920 Geoffrey de Havilland changed the name of his company Airco, where he had previously been chief designer, to the De Havilland Aircraft Company. ... The Airspeed Ambassador was a twin piston engined airliner that first flew on July 10, 1947 and served in very small numbers through the 1950s. ...


Airspeed completely merged with de Havilland in 1951. de Havilland UK In 1920 Geoffrey de Havilland changed the name of his company Airco, where he had previously been chief designer, to the De Havilland Aircraft Company. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1951: Events February February 21 - an English Electric Canberra becomes the first jet to make an unrefuelled crossing of the Atlantic, taking 4 hours 37 minutes March March 6 - the Martin aircraft company gains production rights to the English Electric Canberra...


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Airspeed Ltd (199 words)
The Airspeed company was established to build aeroplanes in 1931 in York, England by A.H. Tiltman and N.S. Norway.
In 1940, de Havilland bought into Airspeed and, besides adapting some surplus Oxford aircraft as AS65 Consuls for the commercial market, they went on to produce a superbly streamlined twin-engined piston airliner called the AS57 Ambassador.
Airspeed completely merged with de Havilland in 1951.
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