|Fate||Merged to form British Aircraft Corporation|
|Founded||1933 (as Percival Aircraft Co.)|
|Headquarters||Luton, Bedfordshire, UK|
Hunting Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer, that produced light training aircraft and the initial design that would evolve into the BAC 1-11 jet airliner. Originally founded as Percival Aircraft Co. in 1933, the company later moved to Luton, UK. It was eventually taken over by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) in 1960.
The company was originally formed as Percival Aircraft Co. in Gravesend in 1933 by Edgar Percival to produce his own designs. Restructured in 1936, it became Percival Aircraft Ltd, and moved to Luton Airport. The company became part of the Hunting Group in 1944. Percival, who had resigned from the board to serve in the RAFVR during the war sold his remaining interest in the company at that point.
Changing its name to Hunting Percival Aircraft in 1954 and finally to Hunting Aircraft in 1957
In 1960 the company was taken over by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), itself formed earlier that same year through the merger of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric and Vickers-Armstrongs. BAC later became part of British Aerospace, now BAE Systems.
- Percival Aircraft
- Percival Gull IV
- Percival Gull VI
- Percival Vega Gull
- Percival Mew Gull
- Percival Q.6
- Percival Petrel
- Percival P.28 Proctor
- Percival P.40 Prentice
- Percival P.48 Merganser
- Percival P.50 Prince
- Percival P.54 Survey Prince
- Percival P.56 Provost
- Percival P.66 Pembroke
- Percival P.66 President
- Percival P.74 8-seat experimental gas turbine/tipjet powered helicopter
- P.87 fixed wing DC-3 replacement, not built
- Hunting Aircraft
- Hunting H126- an experimental STOL jet aircraft
- Hunting Percival P.84 Jet Provost
- BAC 1-11 (a project started at Hunting, and completed by the new BAC)
- "hunting percival | blenheim | edgar percival | 1957 | 1822 | Flight Archive". Flight International. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
- Gunson, W.; World Encyclopaedia of Aircraft Manufacturers, 2nd Edition, Sutton (2005).
- Flight 1954
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|Short Brothers and Harland Ltd.||Short Brothers Ltd.||Short Brothers plc|
|F. G. Miles||Beagle Aircraft|
|Scottish Aviation||British Aerospace (BAe)||BAE Systems|
|Blackburn||Hawker Siddeley Aviation
Hawker Siddeley Dynamics
|Vickers-Armstrongs||British Aircraft Corporation (BAC)|
|The General Electric Company (GEC)||The Marconi Company||GEC-Marconi/Marconi Electronic Systems|
|The English Electric Company||Marconi plc|