It is my view that this was, for many reasons, the wrong decision. And for all the reasons given for the cancellation, not one has stood the test of time. First, cancelling the project using cost as an excuse was distorted.
Avro Canada C Jetliner Work was also underway on a jet-powered civilian short- to medium-range transport  known as the C Jetliner. The Jetliner represented a new type of regional jet airliner that would not see comparable designs until the late s. Despite an aggressive marketing campaign directed at U.
The company was still attempting to get the CF into production at the time and, consequently, the Canadian government cancelled any further work on the C due to Korean War priorities: Howe demanded the project be stopped to increase production of the CF,  so the second C prototype was scrapped in the plant inwith the first relegated to photographic duties in the Flight Test Department.
The nose section now resides in the Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Avro Canada CF Induring production of the CF Canuck, a design was explored for a revised version with swept wings and tail modifications. Known as the CFit offered transonic performance with supersonic abilities in a dive.
However, the basic CF continued to improve through this period, and the advantages of the new design were greatly eroded. It was considered an interim aircraft between the CF and the more advanced C project, and as such development did not progress beyond creation of a full-size wooden mock-up and separate cockpit.
Avro Canada CF Arrow The need for a newer and much more powerful interceptor aircraft was clear even before the CF entered service. The design was a development of the C, but with the delta wing raised to the top of the fuselage allowing for simplified structure, easier access to the engines and the weapons bay in the belly, as well as a weapons bay larger than that of the B Liberator or Lancaster bombers.
The aircraft was very advanced, powerful, and broke numerous records.
Many "firsts" were included, such as fly-by-wire technology, and simultaneous development of a new weapons fire control system and the advanced Orenda Iroquois engine. The weapons were stored in an interchangeable pod in the internal weapons bay, allowing for ease of re-arming and switching from missiles to other kinds of weapons.
Only the Mark 1 model with lower-powered American engines flew, including one that reached Mach 1. The sudden cancellation of the Arrow project by the Canadian government on 20 February led to a massive corporate downsizing and an attempt to further diversify.
Many Avro Aircraft Ltd. Numerous engineering and technical staff left Avro Canada primarily for the United Kingdom and the United States in a rapid " brain drain ".
Originally designed for Mach 2. The engine was to be the Iroquois Mk. Images of the design show revised engine intakes projecting out from the fuselage to swallow the supersonic shock wave to reduce drag and increase thrust. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February Learn how and when to remove this template message In earlystudies began on how the Arrow Mk. This was thought to be suitable as under the terms of various agreements, statements, and promises to Allied and in particular Commonwealth nations, the U.
Performance requirements were for a range of 1, miles, Mach 3, and combat altitude of 60, feet. PS-1 included addition of wingtip-mounted ramjets to supplement the main engines and a canard mounted above and behind the cockpit.
PS-2 included wing extensions, an extended nose with retractable canard, two additional vertical stabilizers mounted on the wings, and four large ramjets.
Estimated performance included sustained speeds of Mach 3 at 95, feet and vertical climb rate above 40, feet of Mach 2. The thrust-to-weight ratio would have been double the F and over double the SRAvro Canada answered the call with the CF Avro Arrow, a high-performance interceptor on the cutting edge of existing aviation technology.
Avro Arrow program is cancelled. Thousands of aviation workers left the Avro Aircraft Ltd. plant in Malton upon receiving news of the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program, leaving untended. Nov 17, · The Avro Arrow’s cancellation led to thousands of high-tech jobs getting lost, along with many talented individuals who emigrated.
This is only sort of true. Yes, quite a few engineers went to the United States and took jobs with companies that ended up doing a lot of work on the space program. Avro Arrow (CF), an advanced, supersonic, twin-engined, all-weather interceptor jet aircraft developed by A.V.
Roe of Canada from until the government's controversial cancellation of the project in The success of the Avro Arrow was unique and groundbreaking for Canada, and its ultimate cancellation lead to many questions and speculation as to why the program was prematurely halted.
The declassification of government documents has shed some new light on the events leading up to the cancellation of the Avro project; however; it is a legacy that will endure.
Avro Arrow (CF), an advanced, supersonic, twin-engined, all-weather interceptor jet aircraft developed by A.V. Roe of Canada from until the government's controversial cancellation of the .