Fairey Aviation Company Limited


The company was founded in 1915 by Charles Richard Fairey and Ernest Oscar Tips a Belgian engineer. It built various notable aircraft types during the early part of the 20th Century and after World War Two developed missiles.

In 1959 it became a victim of the then government’s determination to rationalise the aerospace industry in the United Kingdom. There was a merger with Westland Aircraft which took place in 1960.