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The Dowty Group foundations were in aviation, with Sir George’s internally sprung aircraft wheel being the ground-breaking product that began it all.
From there, aerospace remained at the core of the group’s business, expanding into a wide-ranging and world-leading product portfolio including landing gear, propellers, flying controls, hydraulic actuators, fuel systems, ram air turbines, and gear boxes.
Whilst most of the output was initially for military aircraft, this slowly switched over to a majority of civil applications by the turn of the millennium. The group also provided ‘cradle to grave’ support for aircraft constructors, air forces and airlines - from research and development right through to product support and repair and overhaul.
Hanover Air Show 1970
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1970
Hydraulics & Actuation Systems
Dowty Aerospace – Hydraulics & Actuation Systems
In Aerospace and Defence
Dowty Aerospace – In Aerospace and Defence
Michael Heseltine with an aircraft engine
This photograph, which was obviously going to be adapted for publicity, shows Michael Heseltine with an aircraft engine. Unfortunately there is ...
National Business Aircraft Association Exhibition (NBAA) - Houston 1977
Photograph from the Dowty Aerospace trade stand at the National Business Aircraft Association Exhibition (NBAA) – Houston 1977
Preparing for a Dowty Exhibition
An important feature of marketing Dowty products, was to ensure that products were presented at Aerospace and Industrial Exhibitions all ...
SAE National Aircraft Engineering Display - Wichita 1977
Photographs from the SAE National Aircraft Engineering Display held in Wichita, USA 1977
SAE National Aircraft Engineering Display 1976
Photograph from SAE National Aircraft Engineering Display 1976
Seattle (USA) World Fair Exhibition 1962
Photograph from the Seattle (USA) World Fair Exhibition held in 1962
Shaping Technology for Tomorrows World
Dowty Aerospace – Shaping Technology for Tomorrows World
Sir Sydney Camm - Anniversary Day Cover
Sir Sydney Camm, CBE, FRAeS was an English aeronautical engineer who contributed to many Hawker aircraft designs, from the biplanes ...
Specialised Aerospace Systems
Dowty Aerospace – Specialised Aerospace Systems
The Bristol 188
The Bristol 188 was a British supersonic research aircraft built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in the 1950s. Its length, ...
The Winning Factor
Dowty Aerospace – The Winning Factor (Aug 1988)
TI Group Calendar 1993
Photographs of a complimentary 1993 Calendar handed to clients, in conjunction with TI Group, John Crane, Bundy and Dowty
Toulouse Air Show - 1969
Photographs from the Toulouse Air Show held in 1969
Undercarrriage Drop-Test Rig
Photographs of the Undercarriage Drop-Test Rig which was located at Arle Court, Cheltenham
Variety of Aircraft Photos
Photographs of a variety of aircraft that were constructed with Dowty components, such undercarriage, propellers, fuel systems and flight controls.
Vulcan B Mk 2 Landing Gear Hawker Siddeley Drawings
I visited a display by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust today. I was interested to see many large display ...
Dowty Hydraulic Units
Dowty Fuel Systems
Dowty Maritime Ocean Systems
Dowty Equipment of Canada
Dowty Group Services (Apprentices)
Dowty Boulton Paul
Dowty Group Ltd
Dowty Coventry Precision
Dowty Railway Preservation Society
Gloster Engineering (Cheltenham)
Iloman Engineering Ltd
Sir George Dowty
New Mendip Engineering
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