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Dowty Rotol of Staverton, Churchdown
See George Dowty
1961 Manufacturers of aircraft accessory equipment, aircraft undercarriages, propellers, gearboxes, hydraulic systems and flying controls. 4,483 employees.
1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement
1968 The company introduced the first fibreglass propellers, which went on to see widespread use. Since then they have migrated to carbon fibre, and remain a leader in propeller design.