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Avro Aircraft Canada was a Canadian aircraft manufacturing company, known for their innovative designs, including the famed Avro Arrow fighter. Avro Canada logo. ... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... Avro Arrow The A.V.Roe CF-105 Arrow was a delta-wing interceptor aircraft, designed and built in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Avro Canada during a short period of time in the 1950s. ...


A.V. Roe Canada was set up in 1945 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK-based Avro. Avro Aircraft, their first (and at the time, only) division, started operations in the former Victory Aircraft factories in Malton (now embedded in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga). During WWII, Victory had been one of a number of shadow factories set up in Canada to produce British designs in safety. Victory had built 3,197 Ansons, 430 Lancasters, 6 Lincolns and a single York. 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Avro 504K. Avro was a British aircraft manufacturer, well known for planes such as the Avro Lancaster which served in World War II. One of the worlds first aircraft builders, A.V.Roe and Company was established at Brownsfield Mills, Manchester, England by Alliot Verdon Roe and his brother... The Victory Aircraft Company started as the Aircraft Division, National Steel Car Corporation of Montreal and the main plant at Malton, Ontario (near todays Pearson Airport) in 1941. ... One of the busiest intersections in Malton. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Pride in our past, Faith in our future Location City Information Established: 1974 Area: 288. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The Avro Anson was a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and numerous other air forces during World War II and afterwards. ... The Avro Lancaster was a four-engine World War II bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). ... A line up of Avro Lincoln B.IIs (B.2) The Avro 694 Lincoln was a British 4-engined heavy bomber of World War II, first flying on June 9, 1944 and entering service in August 1945, too late to be used in action. ... The Avro York was a passenger and freight transport of the 1940s, in both military and civilian applications. ...


With wartime construction ended, Avro turned to the repair and servicing of a number of WWII-era aircraft, including Sea Furies, B-25s and (of course) Lancasters. However, they also started looking for new designs to produce, and settled on jet-powered aircraft for the RCAF and Trans-Canada Airlines. Hawker Sea Furies in Canadian Navy livery. ... A B-25 Mitchell in flight during World War II From the Maxwell Air Force Base website (original image). ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 (C-GGFJ). ...


A.V. Roe Canada's first design started in 1946 as the Avro CF-100, a large jet-powered all-weather interceptor at the end of the era of propeller-driven aircraft and the beginning of the jet age. Although the design was largely complete by the next year, the factory was not tooled until late in 1948 due to the ongoing repair work. The CF-100 would have a long gestation period before finally entering RCAF service in 1952, although it remained in service in small numbers until 1981. 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A Canadian Forces CF-100 Mk. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Work was also underway on a civilian short-haul transport known as the Avro C-102 Jetliner. It just lost becoming the first jet transport in the world when it first flew in August 1949, losing to the De Havilland Comet by a mere two weeks. However, the company was still attempting to get the CF-100 into production at the time, and the government eventually forbade any further work on the project as the Cold War heated up with the Korean War. The project was eventually cancelled, and the only prototype was broken up in 1956. Avro Canada C-102 Rolls-Royce Derwent Engine, used in the Avro Jetliner The C-102 Jetliner was a medium-range jet airliner built by Avro Canada in 1949. ... Comet C. Mk2 of the Royal Air Force in 1964. ... The Cold War was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between the global superpowers of the Soviet Union and the United States, supported by their alliance partners. ... Combatants Western Allied/UN combatants: South Korea, United States Communist combatants: North Korea, Peoples Republic of China Strength Note: All figures may vary according to source. ...


Avro also had started research and development work on a 'flying saucer'-like vehicle, the Avrocar. When the prototype failed to perform at heights above three feet off the ground, Avro cancelled the project, never realising that they had actually invented what would later be known as the hovercraft. UFO redirects here. ... The Avrocar. ... A U.S. Navy hovercraft attached to the Amphibious assault ship Kearsarge (LHD-3) A Russian Project 1232. ...


During this time, A.V. Roe also purchased Turbo Research. Originally a small firm involved in cold-weather testing of jet engines for the RCAF, the company had started work on a number of their own engine designs. When they were purchased by A.V. Roe they were about mid-way through their TR.4 design, which was renamed the Chinook. The company would eventually be renamed in honour of their later TR.5 design, known as the Orenda. Logo The heritage of the Orenda Engine dates back to the 1940s when Avro Canada, later to become Hawker Siddeley, was formed immediately after the Second World War, to design and build aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). ...


Need for a newer and much more powerful interceptor was clear even before the CF-100 entered service, and a number of design studies on swept-wing versions started as early as 1952. A switch to the even more "modern" delta wing was studied as the CF-103, and this led directly to the larger CF-105 Avro Arrow. Avro Arrow The A.V.Roe CF-105 Arrow was a delta-wing interceptor aircraft, designed and built in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Avro Canada during a short period of time in the 1950s. ...


By this time, A.V. Roe Canada also held a number of other large divisions, include Canadian Car & Foundry (1957) and Canadian Steel Improvement. However, the company was still primarily an aviation firm, and the cancellation of the Arrow in 1959 led to a massive downsizing and an attempt to diversify. Avro engineers who remained worked on marine, truck and automobile projects.


In 1962, Avro in the UK was purchased by Hawker-Siddeley, in one of a number of ongoing mergers in the UK aviation industry. The newly-formed Hawker-Siddeley Group then sold off much of its Canadian operations, and closed the Malton Avro plant. The former Avro plant (located on the north end of Toronto Pearson International Airport) was later operated by de Havilland Canada, McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing before being demolished in 2005. Hawker-Siddeley Canada has since dissolved after divesting itself of almost everything other than the pension fund by the late 1990s. Hawker-Siddeley was a British aircraft manufacturing company. ... Toronto Pearson International Airport, or Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ), straddling Mississaugas northeastern boundary with neighbouring Toronto, is Canadas busiest airport and part of the National Airports System. ... de Havilland Canada was once an innovative aircraft manufacturer with facilities based in Toronto, Ontario. ... McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Orenda Engines is the only remaining original company from the A.V. Roe empire, although largely in name only. The heritage of the Orenda Engine dates back to the 1940s when Avro Canada, later to become Hawker Siddeley, was formed immediately after the Second World War, to design and build aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). ...

Product list and details (date information from Avro Canada)
 Aircraft   Description   Seats   Launch date   1st flight   1st delivery   Scheduled to cease production 
Avro Lancaster crew of 7 1943 1945?
Avro Lincoln
Avro Anson
Avro York
Avro CF-100
Avro Jetliner
Avro Arrow CF-104


The Avro Lancaster was a four-engine World War II bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). ... A line up of Avro Lincoln B.IIs (B.2) The Avro 694 Lincoln was a British 4-engined heavy bomber of World War II, first flying on June 9, 1944 and entering service in August 1945, too late to be used in action. ... The Avro Anson was a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and numerous other air forces during World War II and afterwards. ... The Avro York was a passenger and freight transport of the 1940s, in both military and civilian applications. ... A Canadian Forces CF-100 Mk. ... Avro Canada C-102 Rolls-Royce Derwent Engine, used in the Avro Jetliner The C-102 Jetliner was a medium-range jet airliner built by Avro Canada in 1949. ... Avro Arrow The A.V.Roe CF-105 Arrow was a delta-wing interceptor aircraft, designed and built in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Avro Canada during a short period of time in the 1950s. ...

Lists of Aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines: // Piston engines Allison V-1710 Alvis Alcides Alvis Leonides Alvis Maenoides Alvis Pelides Armstrong Siddeley Leopard Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar Armstrong Siddeley Panther Armstrong Siddeley Mongoose Armstrong-Siddeley Puma Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah Armstrong-Siddeley Nimbus Beardmore Bentley BR1 Rotary BMW 132 BMW 139 BMW 801 Bramo 323... This is a list of aircraft engine manufacturers both past and present. ...


Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation This is a list of airlines in operation (by continents and country). ... This is a list of Air Forces, sorted alphabetically by country. ... This is an incomplete list of aircraft weapons, past and present. ... Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by name. ... This is a timeline of aviation history. ...

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Avro Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (743 words)
Avro Aircraft, their first (and at the time, only) division, started operations in the former Victory Aircraft factories in Malton (now embedded in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga).
A.V. Roe Canada's first design started in 1946 as the Avro CF-100, a large jet-powered all-weather interceptor at the end of the era of propeller-driven aircraft and the beginning of the jet age.
In 1962, Avro in the UK was purchased by Hawker-Siddeley, in one of a number of ongoing mergers in the UK aviation industry.
Avro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (798 words)
AVRO is also the name of a Dutch public-service broadcasting organization.
Avro was a British aircraft manufacturer, well known for planes such as the Avro Lancaster which served in World War II.
The older Avro York was somewhat more successful in both the RAF and in commercial service, being distinguished by a fuselage square in cross-section.
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