Handley Page Transport


Handley Page Transport

Handley Page Transport Ltd was an airline company founded in 1919 by Frederick Handley Page in the new era of civil flying after the First World War.

The first planes were a small number of Handley Page Type O/400 bombers modified for passenger use. These flew London-Paris. At a request from the Air Ministry the Handley Page Type W8 was later used for both Paris and Brussels.

On 31 March 1924 the assets and operations of Handley Page Transport were merged with three other British airlines to found Imperial Airways. The company itself remained dormant until reconstituted to take over Miles Aircraft in 1947 as Handley Page (Reading) Ltd

Contents

Cricklewood Aerodrome

Cricklewood Aerodrome was adjacent to the Handley Page factory in Cricklewood, which had been established in 1912. The airfield was used by the factory and the transport company. Initially though, Handley Page Transport used Hounslow Heath Aerodrome to embark or disembark passengers for customs clearance, as customs facilities were not provided at Cricklewood until 17 February 1920. The company inaugurated a London-Paris air service from Cricklewood Aerodrome in 1920.

The aerodrome closed in 1929 as it was being surrounded by suburban development, and the Golders Green Estate was built on the site. A new aerodrome was built at Radlett, where most aircraft were now to be constructed. However the construction of aircraft at Cricklewood continued until 1964 when the premises were sold to become the Cricklewood trading estate.

Accidents and incidents

On 14 December 1920 a Handley Page O/400s used by the airline crashed on take-off from the companies' airfield, hitting a tree and killing the two crew and two of the six passengers.

External links

See also


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Handley-Page — Limited war der erste börsennotierte Flugzeughersteller Großbritanniens. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz in Radlett, Hertfordshire, wurde 1909 gegründet und 1970 wegen Zahlungsunfähigkeit aufgelöst. Bekannt wurde es als Produzent von Bombern und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Handley Page — Limited war der erste börsennotierte Flugzeughersteller Großbritanniens. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz in Radlett, Hertfordshire, wurde 1909 gegründet und 1970 wegen Zahlungsunfähigkeit aufgelöst. Bekannt wurde es als Produzent von Bombern und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Handley Page Aircraft Company — Handley Page Limited war der erste börsennotierte Flugzeughersteller Großbritanniens. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz in Radlett, Hertfordshire, wurde 1909 gegründet und 1970 wegen Zahlungsunfähigkeit aufgelöst. Bekannt wurde es als Produzent von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Handley Page Type O — Handley Page O/400 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Handley Page O/100 — Handley Page Type O …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Handley Page O/400 — Handley Page Type O …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Handley Page W.8 — Handley Page W.8 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Handley Page — Infobox Defunct Company company name = Handley Page Limited company fate = Voluntary liquidation successor = Scottish Aviation foundation = 17 June1909 defunct = March 1970 [Not dissolved until 03 June 2001… …   Wikipedia

  • Handley Page Type O — infobox Aircraft name = Handley Page Type O type = Bomber manufacturer = Handley Page caption = Handley Page O/400 lands at RAF Andover, 1918 designer = first flight = December 1915 introduced = 1916 retired = 1921 status = Retired primary user …   Wikipedia

  • Handley Page Type W — infobox Aircraft name = Type W type = Airliner manufacturer = Handley Page caption = designer = first flight = 1919 introduced = 1921 retired = 1934 status = primary user = SABENA more users = Imperial Airways number built = 25 unit cost =… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.