Hawker Siddeley was a group of British manufacturing companies engaged in aircraft production. Hawker Siddeley Aircraft was formed in 1935 as a result of the purchase by Hawker Aircraft of the companies of J. D. Siddeley, the automotive and engine builder Armstrong Siddeley and the aircraft manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. At this time, Hawker Siddeley also acquired A.V. Roe & Company (Avro), Gloster Aircraft Company (Gloster) and Air Training Services. The constituent companies continued to produce their own aircraft designs under their own name as well as sharing manufacturing work throughout the group. In 1948, Hawker Siddeley acquired a factory in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, on the Richmond Road near Ham. This was to become their main aircraft factory and headquarters. In 1977, Hawker Siddeley became a founding component of the nationalised British Aerospace (BAe).
Air Senegal Hawker Siddeley HS 748 2A/353. Registration 6V-AEO "Casamance".
Delivered in 1979, this aircraft was the first of 2 HS 748's to join the small Air Senegal fleet in the 80's. It was named after the most southern region of Sénégal, the coastal region of Cas..