Hanno - Handley Page H.P 42
Imperial Airways Handley Page H.P 42 Over Sharjah Airport Aviation Airliner Art Print by Aviation Artist Charles J. Thompson
With an impressive safety record, Imperial Airways’ Handley Page H.P 42 set a precedent few aircraft have matched before or since. This painting shows “Hanno” flying over Sharjah airport, the first aircraft to do so in 1932. An important staging post on the Indian route, the buildings had originally been built as a fortress. It could be said the paying customers were in very safe hands.