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Lancashire Aircraft Corporation

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of Blackpool, Leeds and London

1948 Air freight, business and pleasure flying and aerial photography[1]

Skyways was a subsidiary of the company

1951 Eric Rylands was managing director of this company[2]

1955 Following the example of other shipping companies, Bibby Line formed an alliance with an independent airline - Skyways - to increase the capital available to that company which would take over operation of 4-engined aircraft on long distance services from its associated company Lancashire Aircraft Corporation which would restrict itself to internal flights[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 19, 1948
  2. The Times, Jun 15, 1951
  3. The Times, Mar 02, 1955