Vickers Aircraft Company

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Vickers Aircraft Company, LTD
IndustryGeneral Aviation
Founded2011
HeadquartersHamilton, New Zealand
Key people
Paul Vickers - Founder & CEO
Steve Hamblin - COO
ProductsLight Sport Aircraft
WebsiteVickers Aircraft

Vickers Aircraft Company is a small aircraft manufacturer in Hamilton, New Zealand. Vickers Aircraft Company is developing the Vickers Wave, a two-seat amphibious seaplane.

History[edit]

Vickers Aircraft Company was founded in 2011. Previous to being Vickers Aircraft Company, it had been a custom manufacturer of marine and aviation products, operating as Specialized Routing.

Vickers Aircraft specialises in carbon fibre fabrication, and in-house manufacturing of their goods.[1] Special attention is being made to make an aircraft that is producible and highly manufacturable.[2]

The first public forum discussing the Wave was presented at EAA Airventure 2017.[3][4]

Products[edit]

Vickers Aircraft Company's first aircraft, a two-seat amphibious seaplane, is called The Wave.[5]

The Wave has some unique features unavailable in other similar aircraft,[6] such as a bow thruster and substantially higher horsepower engine.[7][8][9]

Facilities[edit]

Vickers Aircraft Company operates from multiple buildings at the Hamilton Airport, in Hamilton, New Zealand.[10]

Facilities include cleanrooms for composite layup and bonding operations, ovens for composite curing, manufacturing equipment (routers, presses), trim rooms, stockrooms, and multiple assembly areas.

Key people[edit]

Paul Vickers - Founder and CEO[11]
Steve Hamblin - COO

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Johnson (8 May 2017). "Vickers Aircraft - Wave LSA seaplane". ByDanJohnson.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ Paul Vickers (4 September 2017). "Vickers Wave Aircraft Production" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "Vickers Oshkosh Forum to Describe Progress toward Wave Light-Sport Aircraft Seaplane - ByDanJohnson.com". 23 July 2017.
  4. ^ "*". www.eaa.org.
  5. ^ Pope, Stephen (31 October 2013). "Vickers Wave LSA Emerges | Flying Magazine". Flyingmag.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Vickers Wave Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft". Aerospace Technology.
  7. ^ Johnson, Dan (27 September 2016). "Beyond ICON: 5 Seaplane Alternatives - Plane & Pilot Magazine". Planeandpilotmag.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Vickers Wave Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft". Aerospace Technology. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ Michael Foreman (13 June 2014). "Amphibian nears maiden flight". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  10. ^ "What's New - Vickers Aircraft Company Ltd". Vickersaircraft.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  11. ^ "The Journey - Vickers Aircraft Company Ltd". Vickersaircraft.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.