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Scottish Aviation

Founded: 1935
Defunct: 1977
Headquarters: Prestwick, Ayrshire, UK

Scottish Aviation Limited was a Scottish aircraft manufacturer, based at Prestwick in South Ayrshire.


Originally a flying school operator the company took on maintenance work in 1938. During the Second World War, Scottish Aviation was involved in aircraft fitting for the war effort. This included maintenance and conversion of the Consolidated Liberator bomber.

The factory building of Scottish Aviation, which still exists today, was formerly the Palace of Engineering at the 1938 Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. The building was dismantled from its Glasgow site and reconstructed.

Post war it built robust military STOL utility aircraft such as the Pioneer and larger Twin Pioneer. Much later the company built some Jetstream turboprop transport and navigational training aircraft following the collapse of the Handley Page Aircraft Company (which designed the type). It built Bulldog trainers after the demise of their original manufacturer, Beagle Aircraft Limited. Scottish Aviation merged with the British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, and Hawker Siddeley Dynamics to form British Aerospace in 1977. Much of the former Scottish Aviation assets now belong to Spirit AeroSystems.


(first flight in brackets)

Scottish Aviation Pioneer (5 November 1947)
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer (25 June 1955)
Scottish Aviation Bulldog
Scottish Aviation Jetstream

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer

Scottish Aviation Jetstream T1

Privately owned Scottish Aviation Bulldog, formerly of the Botswana Air Force and in their colours, at an English rally in 2005.


Airplane Picture - 1965 Scottish Aviation Scamp

Picture - 1965 Scottish Aviation Scamp

Between 1964 and 1966 Scottish Aviation designed a small battery-electric car, the Scottish Aviation Scamp, of which twelve pre-production examples were built.

Aerospace industry in the United Kingdom


Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft since 1919 (Volume 3). London, Putnam, 1974. ISBN 0 370 10014 X

Further reading

Berry, P (2005) Prestwick Airport and Scottish Aviation
Robertson, A (1986) Lion Rampant and Winged

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