Aviation was formed by Richard Fairey in July 1915 to produce
the Short 827.
Fairey developed it own aircraft, with several gems
among a list of average aircraft known for their awkward
appearance. The company's largest facility was the Great
Western Aerodrome at Harmondsworth.
A government forced sell-out to Westland ended
Fairey Aviation in 1960. Fairey's legacy is London Heathrow
Airport, built on the site of the Great Western Aerodrome.