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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

Project No

Type No

Name

Alternative Name(s)

Year

Spec

Status

Qty

Description

References

   Active I  1931  Proto 1 1S, 1E biplane sports aircraft 1,2,3,4
   Active II  1932  Proto 1 1S, 1E biplane sports aircraft 1,2,3

Project References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. British Light Aeroplanes, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)
  3. Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, Nov, 1977
  4. Flight Magazine, Jul 24, 1931



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   

Production References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)

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