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Commonly known as Avro Canada, this company started in 1945 as an aircraft plant and became within thirteen years the third-largest company in Canada, one of the largest 100 companies in the world, and directly employing over 50,000. It is best known as a Canadian aircraft manufacturing company, in particular for the highly advanced CF-105 Arrow, but through growth and acquisition it rapidly became a major, integrated company with diverse holdings.
1945 Hawker Siddeley purchased Victory Aircraft of Malton, Ontario, Canada from the Canadian government, renaming the company, A.V. Roe Canada, commonly known as Avro Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawker Siddeley.
Avro Canada Aircraft was closed.
|Avro Canada Aircraft|
|Avro Canada: C102 Jetliner||1949||1||Canadian prototype medium-range turbojet-powered jet airliner.|
|CF 100 Canuck||1950||692||Canadian jet interceptor/fighter serving during the Cold War both in NATO bases in Europe and as part of NORAD..|
|Avro Canada: CF-103||1951||1||Proposed Canadian interceptor.|
|Avro Canada: CF-105 Arrow||1958||5||A delta-winged interceptor aircraft.|
|Avro Canada: VZ-9 Avrocar||1959||2||Experimental "proof-of-concept" VTOL vehicle.|