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Lucas Aerospace

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1971 Lucas Industries reorganised its aerospace-related activities, including Rotax, Lucas Gas Turbine Equipment, the former Special Products Group of English Electric Co, H. M. Hobson, Vactric and Premier Precision; formed Lucas Aerospace Ltd to integrate these activities[1]

1978 Included Rotax, Lucas Gas Turbine Equipment and H. M. Hobson[2]

1982 Lucas Aerospace was a double award winner in the 1982 Queen's Award for Export Achievement. The company's Actuation Division earned an award for increasing overseas sales by 274% over the past two years, creating 140 new jobs in the process. The division also took a technology award for the re-heat nozzle and thrust reverser actuation system fitted to HB 199 engines.[3]

1999 New owners of Lucas Varity, TRW, sold Lucas Aerospace's Burnley fabrication plant[4]

2002 The division made flight controls and cargo handling systems at sites in Huyton, Hemel Hempstead and Belfast as well as overseas. TRW sold it to Goodrich[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 14, 1971
  2. Times, Apr 10, 1978
  3. The Engineer 1982/04/22
  4. The Times, November 24, 1999
  5. The Times, June 20, 2002