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January 1952.
Feb 1957.

Normalair Ltd. of Yeovil.

At the end of World War II, Westland had decided to focus on building helicopters, for which their high altitude technology was of no use. On 15 March 1946 Normalair Limited was established on the Westland site in Yeovil. Ted Boulger was appointed general manager. with J Fearn appointed as Westland Board Director with responsibility for the new company.

Worked on cabin pressure regulators and oxygen pressure regulators, particularly items made by AiResearch and Bendix for which Normalair had the licence.

1959 Westland owned Normalair Ltd[1].

In 1960 agreements with Bendix brought licensed production of hydraulic servo valves to Normalair's range of products. The company also produced marine hydraulics and valves for submarines.

Also in 1960 the Industrial Electronics Division was formed to use Data Logging technology brought from Saunders-Roe, when parent company Westland took them over.

1961 Designers and manufacturers of cabin atmosphere controls and oxygen equipment. 1,050 employees. [2]

1966 The Garrett Corporation took a 48 percent shareholding in the company, which was subsequently renamed Normalair-Garrett Limited (NGL). At this time the company had more than 1,300 employees.[3]

See Normalair-Garrett‎

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 12 August 1960
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. Wikipedia