Air International 1993-11
B.van der Klaauw - Going Dutch - the Aviolanda story
Initial post-war activity seen here in 1948 with bus assembly on the left. North American Harvards in the centre, Fairey Fireflies on the right and a Douglas C-47 Dakota in the background.
Do 24K, X-32, being inspected by a group from the Dutch authorities.
Fokker-built F-104G Starfighter D-8341 of the Dutch Air Force (KLu), one of a total of 350 built in Germany and Holland for the West German Air Force and KLu, for which Aviolanda built the fuselages.
A Curtiss Hawk I nearing completion.
Initial post-war activity seen here in 1948 with bus assembly on the left. North American Harvards in the centre, Fairey Fireflies on the right and a Douglas C-47 Dakota in the background.
Aviolanda’s overhaul workshop at Woensdrecht Air Base in 1963. A Lockheed T-33 and KLM DC-6 PH-DPW are parked on the apron in front of the hangar, with four Lockheed SP-2H Neptunes in the background.
Work underway on Sabena and Alitalia DC-6s and a Dutch Navy Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune in the Woensdrecht hangar.
Initial post-war activity seen here in 1948 with bus assembly on the left. North American Harvards in the centre, Fairey Fireflies on the right and a Douglas C-47 Dakota in the background.
Aviolanda’s overhaul workshop at Woensdrecht Air Base in 1963. A Lockheed T-33 and KLM DC-6 PH-DPW are parked on the apron in front of the hangar, with four Lockheed SP-2H Neptunes in the background.
Work underway on Sabena and Alitalia DC-6s and a Dutch Navy Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune in the Woensdrecht hangar.
Aviolanda’s overhaul workshop at Woensdrecht Air Base in 1963. A Lockheed T-33 and KLM DC-6 PH-DPW are parked on the apron in front of the hangar, with four Lockheed SP-2H Neptunes in the background.
Dornier Wal, D11, being lowered onto the river for a test flight.
Aviolanda’s Drechtsteden plant now specialises in aircraft component production and assembly. These include cockpit and centre fuselage sections for the Fokker 50, Fokker 70, and Fokker 100.
Construction of a batch of Kolibrie helicopters was started by Aviolanda but not completed due to lack of interest in the type.
Aviolanda's sole indigenous aircraft, the AT-21 target drone, was exhibited but not believed to have flown.