United Kingdom
Primary focus: Airframe manufacturer ( 1935 - 1966 )

Designer, manufacturer and developer of fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft.

About Westland

Initially created in 1915 as the Westland Aircraft Works as part of Petters Ltd, a supplier of engines and other equipment to the UK government.  The company was formally formed in 1935.

Westland History

Predecessor organizations of Westland

The Fairey Company Ltd (Fairey)
United Kingdom ( 1959 - 1960 )

Saunders-Roe Ltd (Helicopter Division) (Saro)
United Kingdom ( 1951 - 1959 )

Bristol Aeroplane Company, Helicopter Division (Bristol)
United Kingdom ( 1944 - 1956 )

 

Successor organizations or spinoffs of Westland

Westland Helicopters Ltd (Westland)
United Kingdom (1966 - 1999)