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Chrislea Aircraft

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of 18-20 Lower Regent Street, SW1

1936 The Chrislea Aircraft Co was formed at Heston, Middlesex, to build aircraft designed by Richard Constantine Christoforides. His partner was Bernard Victor Leak.

1937 Aircraft manufacturers. [1]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1939 Chrislea Aircraft Ltd., of Heston Airport, were the selling agents for the 60 h.p. Walter Mikron motor built under licence by S. E. Opperman.

1947 Heston closed; company moved to Exeter Airport.

1948 Closure. 'One hundred and eighty people working at the Chrislea Aircraft manufacturing plant at Honiton Clyst will be out of work at the end of this week or next. The Board has decided to close the plant because of shortages of raw materials and components.'[2]

1952 Company acquired by C. E. Harper Aircraft Co.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [1] British Aircraft Manufacturers Web Site
  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. Western Morning News - Tuesday 06 July 1948