Category:Eagle Airways Ltd

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Eagle Airways Ltd was formed as Eagle Aviation Ltd by a former wartime pilot, Harold Bamberg, on April 1948.The initial fleet comprised two wartime Halifax Mk 8 bombers converted for carrying fruit and vegetables. Both aircraft saw extensive service along with a further two others during the Berlin Airlift. The airline acquired Air Freight Ltd with three more Halifaxes later the same year. Eagle acquired three Avro York aircraft in late 1949, followed by eight others, and used these until early 1955 for both passenger and freight charters. In1953 Eagle Aviation purchased a large fleet of Vickers Vikings from BEA to run schedule services in a new company named Eagle Aiways. Eagle Aviation keeping in charge of all non-scheduled operations, including trooping flights. In 1958, Eagle Airways acquired the first three of an eventual six Douglas DC-6s for long-range charter and scheduled operations. In March 1960, the Cunard Steamship Company bought a 60% shareholding resulting in a change of name to Cunard Eagle Airways. The support from this new shareholder enabled Cunard Eagle to become the first British independent airline to operate pure jet airliners, as a result of a £6 million order for two new Boeing 707 passenger aircraft. The company changed its name to British Eagle International Airlines in 1963.

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