Avian Aircraft Ltd
Avian Aircraft Ltd was formed February 1959 by Peter Payne, together with a small group of fellow designers and engineers, who had left Avro Canada once the contract for the "Arrow" interceptor was completed.
This Canadian company has its headquarters at Georgetown, Ontario, and from its inception concentrated on the development of a special wingless autogiro type, the Avian 2/180. First flown in 1960 but an accident delayed development. In 1964 the Canadian Government provided financial assistance for further research and development. Certification was granted in 1968.