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Blackburn Aircraft Limited - British aircraft manufacturer, in the first half of the 20th century, mainly producing naval and naval aircraft. Blackburn Aircraft was founded by Robert Blackburn, who built his first aircraft in 1908.

The company name was changed to Blackburn Aircraft Limited in 1939. In 1949, the company merged with General Aircraft Limited and was renamed Blackburn and General Aircraft Limited. In 1958, the company returned to its former name Blackburn Aircraft Limited.

As a result of the rationalization of the British aircraft industry, Blackburn Aircraft was taken over by Hawker and Bristol Siddeley. The Blackburn name was dropped entirely in 1963.