was a British aircraft
manufacturer, primarily producing light training aircraft.
company was originally formed as Percival Aircraft
Co. in Gravesend in 1933, before restructuring in 1936, when it
became Percival Aircraft Ltd, and moved to
The company became part of the Hunting Group
in 1944, changing its name to
Hunting Percival Aircraft
in 1954 and finally to
in 1957. In 1959 it merged with
the Bristol Aeroplane
Company, English Electric and
Vickers-Armstrongs to form the
Corporation (BAC), later to become part of British Aerospace, now BAE Systems.