The Head office of Falko resides in the town of Hatfield situated 20 miles north of London on a site once dominated by the manufacture of aircraft since Hatfield Aerodrome was first established by the De Havilland aircraft company in 1933. Hatfield prides itself as being the birthplace of the Jetliner with first flight of the Comet 1 in 1949. Later In 1959 De Havilland merged with the Hawker Siddeley group and aircraft manufacturing continued at Hatfield when, in 1978, the industry was nationalised with Hawker Siddeley and Hatfield becoming part of British Aerospace.
In 1981 the first flight of the BAe 146 took place but it was to be the last aircraft type to be built at Hatfield. The aircraft industry was changing with airlines preferring to lease aircraft, the demand of which resulted in the formation of the Asset Management group. With manufacturing finally ceasing at Hatfield and the subsequent site closure in 1994, Asset Management remains as the sole aviation interest in Hatfield becoming Falko Regional aircraft when funds managed by Fortress Investment Group completed the purchase of BAE Systems Asset Management and its associated aircraft portfolio in 2011.
Worlds first regular passenger service started in a De Havilland 4A aircraft
De Havilland aircraft company moved to farmland near Hatfield, establishing the Hatfield Aerodrome
De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide short Haul Airliner first flight
De Havilland DH106 Comet 1, Worlds first jet liner First Flight
De Havilland DH121 Trident Worlds first tri-jet and fastest Jet airliner
First Flight of the BAe 146
British Aerospace Asset Management was created to manage an increasing portfolio of BAe146, Jetstream, ATP and Avro RJ Aircraft
Asset Management was sold to management team backed by Fortress Investment Group and Falko Regional Aircraft was born
Fund 1 – Falko raises $415 Million to invest in new and used regional aircraft
Fund 2 – Falko Raises $650 Million to invest in new and used regional aircraft
Falko merge with Chorus Aviation Capital to grow its position as a leading aircraft leasing company focused on the regional sector.