How, from the first aircraft they produced in 1912, to the impressive array of military aircraft and bombers and the creations of the present day, the British have played a very important role in the aeronautic industry.
Britain has always played a very important role in the aeronautic industry, from Sir George Cayley who designed the first actual model of an aeroplane to Sir Frank Whittle who is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine.
As early as 1912, British firm Vickers were experimenting with machine gun carrying aircraft and it was during World War 1 that these aircraft were used on such a large scale for the first time. By World War 11 Britain had produced the incredible bomber planes such as the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire. 1969 saw the first flight of Concorde, a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airline enter service developed by British Aircraft Corporate & Aérospatiale under an Anglo-French treaty.
Over the decades since, they have been involved with the design and development of some iconic aircrafts.