Company formed September 1970 to continue development/ construction and production of H.P.137 Jetstream twin-turboprop transport after closure that year of Handley Page Aircraft Ltd. Initial production line laid down at Northampton late 1970 for Jetstream Series 200, but manufacture taken over early 1970s by Scottish Aviation before any aircraft had been built. With Scottish Aviation part of British Aerospace from 1977, Jetstream aircraft became BAe types. Jetstream Aircraft Ltd. founded January 1993 as part of British Aerospace's Regional Aircraft division reorganisation, briefly becoming part of Aero International (Regional) before recent placing under British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Ltd. (BARAL) for engineering management support to former Jetstream customers (Jetstream aircraft now out of production).

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