The British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) was a British aircraft manufacturer formed from the government-pressured merger of English Electric Aviation Ltd. Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) the Bristol Aeroplane Company and Hunting Aircraft in 1960. Bristol English Electric and Vickers became parents of BAC with shareholdings of 40% 40% and 20% respectively. BAC in turn acquired the share capital of their aviation interests and 70% of Hunting several months later.