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Arrow_logo.gif   Arrow Aircraft (Leeds) Ltd.
   Arrow Aircraft Ltd.


History

Arrow Aircraft (Leeds) Ltd. was formed at Leeds in April, 1930 to produce the Arrow Active single-seat all-metal aerobatic biplane, largely designed by Arthur Cecil Thornton (responsible for Blackburn Bluebird of 1924). The Active 2 of 1932 was reengined and had a new center-section. Mainly due to the recession, the Active was not successful and in 1935, the company name was changed to Arrow Aircraft Ltd and moved to larger premises in Yeadon, concentrating mainly on aircraft components and armaments.

In 1951, the business was taken over by Hepworth & Grandage and in 1957 the assets of Arrow Aircraft Ltd were acquired by Slingsby Sailplanes Ltd.

Company References
  1. British Light Aeroplanes, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)




Project Data top

Project No
Type No
Name
Alternative Name(s)
Year
Spec (Requirement)
Status
Qty
Description
References
     Active I    1931    Proto  1  1S, 1E biplane sports aircraft  1,2,3,4,5
     Active II    1932    Proto  1  1S, 1E biplane sports aircraft  1,2,3,5

Company References
  1. British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 2nd Ed., 1973)
  2. British Light Aeroplanes 1920-1940, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)
  3. Aeroplane Monthly Nov 1977
  4. Flight 24 Jul 1931
  5. Air Britain Archive, 2003/3 (Air-Britain Publications)



Production Data

Arrow I; One aircraft only : G-ABIX, c/n 1
Arrow II; One aircraft only : G-ABVE, c/n 2

   Total Arrow Production     2   

Project References
  1. British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 2nd Ed., 1973)

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