Where was Avro Canada located?

Where was Avro Canada located?

The company — newly branded A.V. Roe Canada — set up shop in the Malton area of Mississauga, Ontario, at the former Victory Aircraft plant (now Toronto Pearson International Airport). Avro experienced early success with the Avro CF-100 Canuck, the first Canadian-designed military fighter aircraft.

Where was the Avro factory?

With tensions growing in Europe in 1938, Avro opened a new 750,000 sq ft factory at Greengate, Middleton, now better known as Chadderton. Over 3,000 Avro Lancaster bombers were produced at Chadderton before being shipped by road to Woodford for final assembly.

What happened to the Avro company?

Avro was a British aircraft manufacturer. The company was merged into Hawker Siddeley Aviation in 1963, although the Avro name has been used for some aircraft since then.

Was Avro a Canadian company?

Avro Canada was a Canadian aircraft manufacturing company. It started in 1945 as an aircraft plant and within thirteen years became the third-largest company in Canada, one of the largest 100 companies in the world, and directly employing over 50,000.

What happened to Avro Canada?

In 1962, the Hawker Siddeley Group formally dissolved A.V. Roe Canada and transferred all A.V. Roe Canada assets to its newly formed subsidiary Hawker Siddeley Canada. Avro Aircraft was closed.

Where are the surviving Lancasters?

Surviving aircraft

Serial Geographic location Institutional location
KB839 Greenwood, Nova Scotia Greenwood Military Aviation Museum
KB882 Trenton, Ontario National Air Force Museum of Canada
KB889 Duxford, Cambridgeshire Imperial War Museum Duxford
KB944 Ottawa, Ontario Canada Aviation and Space Museum

What does Avro stand for?


Acronym Definition
AVRO AV Roe (Aircraft manufacturer, UK & Canada)
AVRO Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep
AVRO Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators (UK)
AVRO Australian Vietnamese Relief Organisation (est. 2001)

Can You Fly an Avro Lancaster bomber over Lake Ontario?

This one of a kind experience is North America’s only flying Avro Lancaster bomber. Fly with specialized pilots on this flight over Lake Ontario. See Ontario landmarks and discover the beauty from the sky all while immersing in the experience of the Lancaster’s history and plight fro freedom.

What is the Avro Lancaster Signature Experience?

This Ontario Signature Experience is a one-of-a-kind experience to fulfill your dream of flying in a vintage warplane and the most famous allied bomber in World War II. This one of a kind experience is North America’s only flying Avro Lancaster bomber.

How many Avro Lancaster Mk X’s were built?

A total of 430 Avro Lancaster Mk. X’s were built in Canada by Victory Aircraft Limited at Malton, Ontario. They are listed below and information regarding each of the 430 is available.

When were the first Lancasters built in Canada?

On September 18, 1941 a decision was made to build Lancasters in Canada and the first drawings arrived in January 1942.