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Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft

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May 1943
1943 April.
May 1943
Jan 1947. "Lilax" pressed-steel panelled bath.

1937 Hugo Cunliffe-Owen founded B. A. O. Ltd, aircraft manufacturers and dealers, located at Eastleigh, Southampton, having bought the British manufacturing rights of the American twin-engined Burnelli aircraft

1938 Changed the name to Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft.[1]

WWII undertook government contracts

Post WWII developed a ten or fourteen-seater (depending on source of information) passenger aircraft called the Concordia.

1947 Designed a medium range 10-seater low-wing plane called the Concordia powered by two Alvis Leonides LE 4M engines. Two were completed but no commercial orders were achieved. Production was suspended in November after it became clear that there was no possibility of sales of sufficient aircraft.

1948 The company went out of business after Cunliffe-Owen's death.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Flight 7 July 1938
  • British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1908 by Gunter Endres. Pub 1995 ISBN 0-7110-2409-x