Sound Recordings of Classic Aircraft » BAe Systems
BAe systems manufactures the Hawk Trainer Aircraft featured here as a sound recording.
BAE Systems is the successor to various aircraft and defence electronics companies, including The Marconi Company, the first commercial company devoted to the development and use of radio; A.V. Roe and Company, one of the world's first aircraft companies; de Havilland, manufacturer of the world's first commercial jet airliner; British Aircraft Corporation, co-manufacturer of the Concorde supersonic transport; and Supermarine, manufacturer of the Spitfire. It has increasingly disengaged from its businesses in continental Europe in favour of investing in the United States. Since its formation it has sold its shares in Airbus, EADS Astrium, AMS and Atlas Elektronik.
The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single engine, advanced jet trainer aircraft. It first flew in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk. The Hawk is used by the Royal Air Force, and other air forces, as either a trainer or a low-cost combat aircraft. The Hawk is still in production with over 900 Hawks sold to 18 customers around the world.
Royal Airforce Display BAe Hawk T1 Trainer recorded June 2009. Aircraft powered by a Rolls-Royce Adour Mk. 951 turbofan.