At AVRO Insurance Managers Ltd, your aviation insurance requirements are our first priority. As a Lloyd's Managing General Agent, we have been underwriting aviation insurance across Canada since 1978.

Call us toll free at 1-800-796-AVRO (2876), or email to learn how AVRO Insurance Managers Ltd can provide you and your clients with the best aviation coverage at the most competitive price.

History of the AVRO Arrow

Unveilled on October 4, 1957, the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow was considered to be an advanced technical and aerodynamic achievement for the Canadian aviation industry. This large delta-winged interceptor designed and built by Avro Aircraft Limited (Canada) in Malton, Ontario, Canada, held the promise of Mach 2 speeds at altitudes exceeding 50,000 ft (15,000 m), and was intended to serve as the Royal Canadian Air Force's primary interceptor in the 1960s and beyond. Unfortunately, timing of the first Avro flight was poor as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik on the same day, marking the beginning of the Missile and Space Ages, and thowing the need for aircraft like the Arrow into question. Despite showing great promise in test flights in 1958, the Canadian government cancelled the Arrow program on February 20, 1959, throwing 14,000 people out of work. This impressive machine represented the highest ambition of Canadian aircraft design and remains a romantic ideal for Canadian aviation enthusiasts.

For additional information about this extraordinary piece of Canadian and aviation history, see Wikipedia, visit the Avro Arrow website, or view the CBC Digital Archives including 12 video and 9 radio clips on the Arrow. 

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