Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow by Palmiro Campagna

By Palmiro Campagna

No Canadian corporation has fuelled as a lot hypothesis approximately its loss of life as A.V. Roe Canada restricted. while its identify was once erased off the company map in 1962, A.V. Roe's such a lot bold undertakings - the Jetliner, the Iroquois Engine, and the Arrow - have been decreased to scrap. In Requiem for an enormous: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, Palmiro Campagna provides us with new info to assist dispel the myths surrounding the corporate. With an array of lately declassified files, Campagna investigates the megastar initiatives of A.V. Roe Canada. used to be the C-102 Jetliner technically improper? used to be the Avrocar a failure? used to be the price of the Arrow application spiralling uncontrolled as historians have maintained? those questions and so forth are positioned to relaxation in Requiem for a massive.

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For the eventual production of the Orenda, a new four-hundred-thousand-square-foot plant was being erected to handle the requirement. S. V. Roe Canada itself was new and was starting from scratch in assembling design and development teams. While some engineering expertise was brought in, the rest had to be selected and formed into cohesive design and development units. That there were problems and chaos was perhaps to be expected under these conditions. That these accomplishments were completed and compared well 58 Criticism with other countries speaks to the high calibre of the abilities of all who pulled together to make it happen.

Further, for the trip to New York, only Gordon McGregor was to be allowed to fly, in order to demonstrate TCA’s alleged interest in the Jetliner. After all, it would be difficult to sell an aircraft that your own carrier didn’t want. Howe agreed with Rees that the Jetliner should not be sent to Europe for demonstration flights until it received its Certificate of Airworthiness. V. Roe had been hoping to provide a demonstration flight at the Farnborough Air Show. One can only guess at the level of interest and sales that would have been generated at this international venue had the flights been allowed.

C. T. A Gray, CPA; Assistant Director Dr. C. M. E. G. Truscott, RCAF. There is no record that any of these individuals had examined the Jetliner first-hand, yet they were ready to pass judgment. An example of the nature of the discussion is exemplified in an early exchange between Parkin and Nesbitt. Nesbitt wanted operating cost comparisons between the Jetliner and the best aircraft of the day to see if the Jetliner would be competitive. ”22 For his part, Dyment simply argued that TCA would not use the Jetliner unless it was economical.

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