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Mayo Composite Aircraft Co

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c.1935 D. Napier and Son established a subsidiary company, Mayo Composite Aircraft Co Ltd, to handle the foreign rights in Major Mayo's inventions

1938 The first test flight of the Mayo-Composite aircraft had taken place, after much delay, at Rochester[1]

20 July: The first "heavier than air" commercial crossing of the North Atlantic took place using the Short-Mayo composite - Imperial Airways's Short S20 floatplane G-ADHJ was launched from the Short S21 flying boat G-ADHK near Foynes and flew non-stop to Montreal, a distance of 2,930 miles in 20 hours 20 minutes. The return flight was via the Azores and Lisbon.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 05, 1938