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Airwork of Heston Airport, Middlesex.
1928 Company formed by Alan Muntz and Sir Nigel Norman to construct and develop Heston aerodrome, for private flying
1933 Operating units in various British airfields and abroad, as well as Aerofilms Ltd and Airwork Engine Services Ltd (see advert)
1937 Airport operation, aircraft sales, manufacturing and repairing of aircraft and components.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers: operated private charter services, and acted as buying and shipping agent for overseas aviation companies. Associated with Airwork General Trading Co which had works at Hounslow and Renfrew and overhauled aircraft and engines and other aero-engineering.
By 1945 the company was operating Gatwick and Blackheath as well as Heston, Langley and Booker, Hurn, Perth and RNAS St David's
1960 Airwork acquired Bristow Helicopters; discussions were underway to coordinate its activities with those of Fison-Airwork, another helicopter operator. Hunting and Airwork agreed to merge their air transport interests including the Hunting-Clan airline to form the new airline British United Airways which would be based at Gatwick; a helicopter division would be formed from the 2 helicopter companies.