|Aircraft Manufacturing Company|
|Reason for dissolution||insolvency|
|Seat||Hendon , UK|
|management||Geoffrey de Havilland (Development Manager)|
After French Farman aircraft were initially built under license, Geoffrey de Havilland was hired in 1914 as head of development. During the First World War , Airco built not only large numbers of the well-known Airco DH2 fighter aircraft from the Airco DH6 and Airco DH9 models, but also 2280 pieces, thereby establishing itself as a manufacturer of strategic bombers.
After the First World War, however, the company ran into economic difficulties and finally had to file for bankruptcy in 1920 . The manufacturing facilities were taken over by the Birmingham Small Arms Company , better known as BSA, but they did not build any aircraft. What was left of Airco was used by Geoffrey de Havilland to found his own company, which he called the De Havilland Aircraft Company .