Dowty Boulton Paul - Synopsis

Post-WWII: In the jet age, Boulton Paul worked on the English Electric Canberra and De Havilland Vampire.

It designed and built a couple of delta-wing jet-engined aircraft for research work and continued to tender designs for official requirements.

In 1961 Aircraft designers, constructors and high precision engineers, operate extensive aerodrome at Seighford, Nr. Stafford for aircraft final assembly and operational flying with 2,000 employees.

In 1961 January, John Dudley North recommended to the Board that they consider a possible offer from his friend Sir George Dowty and join forces, so that BPA would become a member of the Dowty Group, the new title created the same year was just that:- “Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd – Member of the Dowty Group”.

Boulton Paul – Publication

In 1969 Boulton Paul had 2500 employees

In 1970 The company name was changed to Dowty Boulton Paul Ltd.

The company was by then a member of the Dowty Aerospace and Defence Group of companies.

Boulton Paul – Publication

In 1991 Dowty Boulton Paul, along with others was grouped again as Dowty Aerospace with the acquisition of the group by TI.

In 2000 TI sold the company to Smiths and becoming part of Smiths Actuation Systems Division in 2001.

2007 Smiths was acquired by GE in May 2007.

In September 2009 GE sold the actuation business of the former Dowty Aerospace at Pendeford Lane, nr. Wolverhampton to Moog but refused to sell them the factory and land it occupied.

It is still unoccupied, while GE have carried out a number of environmental clean-ups.

Moog operated from the site while it built a new factory on the I.54 development site off J2 of the M54 – moving there in 2012.

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