Formed in 1915, Fairey Aviation produced some iconic fixed wing aircraft of the 20th century including the Fairey III, Swordfish, Battle, Fulmar, Firefly and the Gannet. Building initially at its North Hyde Road works in Hayes, it opened a factory in Stockport in 1935 to satisfy the larger orders it was receiving in the build up of British forces prior to WWII. The Hayes site was never really satisfactory in that it did not have its own airfield, the aircraft making the journey by road, in the early days to RAF Northolt, then Heston and in its latter years to White Waltham for flight testing.
Its helicopter arm was bought by Westland, in the great UK aeronautical manufacturing shake up of 1960, although Fairey did retain some of its weapons and engineering activities independently, thereafter.
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|Fairey Jet Gyrodyne||1||1954||1957|
List of Aircraft
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|Gyrodyne||f.8465||1947||G-AIKF : ff untethered 7 Dec 1947 as G-AIKF. Allocated military serial VX5 ... |
|Gyrodyne||f.9420||1947||G-AJJP : 2nd prototype Gyrodyne airframe. Grounded when 1st airframe (G-AI ... |
|Ultralight||f.9428||1957||G-APJJ : Trials with Royal Navy 1958, abandoned. To RAE Bedford, To Cranf ... |
|Ultralight||f.9427||1957||unknown : First of two extra airframes, retained for ground resonance trial ... |
|Rotodyne||f.9429||1957||XE521 : built at Hayes, ff 6 Nov 1957. Project abandoned Feb 1962. |
: departed London Heathrow for Brussels Heliport, to collect Sabena ...
|Gyrodyne||f.9420||1947||XJ389 : Following signifcant design effort and manufacturing re-work afte ... |
|Ultralight||f.9423||1955||XJ924 : Initial prototype, ff 14 Aug 1955. Shown at Farnborough Air Show ... |
|Ultralight||f.9424||1955||XJ928 : 2nd prototype, ff 20 Mar 1956, to G-AOUJ Aug 1956. Trials from de ... |
|Ultralight||f.9425||1956||XJ930 : 3rd prototype |
|Ultralight||f.9426||1956||XJ936 : ff 24 Aug 1956; to G-AOUK, in attendance at Paris Air Show May 19 ... |
9 Construction Numbers in this organisation found