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Key founder: Alliott Verdon Roe

A.V. Roe and Co. registered, 1910, became limited company 1913. Prototypes, 1912, said to include world's first cabin monoplane and cabin biplane. Type 500 tandem trainer biplane of 1912 led to Type 504, 1913, which became most important British trainer pre-1935.

By the time of Dir1920, Avro has agents in Argentina and Australia among many other places.

Names: First A.V. Roe and Co., then A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd. (Avro)


Names A.V. Roe and Co., A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Avro
Country Great Britain
City Factory at Brooklands before moving to Manchester and then Newton Heath; second factory, 1916, at Hamble, near Southampton. Flying school, established 1910 at Brooklands, moved to Shoreham, 1911.
Keywords airplane, biplane, triplane
Started aero 1910
Ended aero 1928, sold interests to form Saunders-Roe
Key people Alliott Verdon Roe
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