Stockport Aviation Co
1959 reflecting the strategy of diversification. The manufacturing units would become subsidiaries of the holding company. Aircraft manufacturing was concentrated in the UK under a new subsidiary Fairey Aviation Ltd.
The factory in Heaton Chapel became Fairey Engineering, part of Fairey Holdings, which was involved in medium and heavy engineering including portable bridges for military and emergency services use, notably Medium Girder Bridge. Its bridges are in service with the British Army, U.S. Army and many other NATO forces.
Sources of Information
- The Times Mar 10, 1959
- The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 10, 1959