At first building machines and making parts under license, later they took up original design, obtaining the services of A.A. 'Tony' Fletcher as chief designer. Central built two three-bay biplane machines, which were powered by two 160 hp Beardmore engines, and were named Centaur 2A.
The first, c/n 101, was seating a pilot and seven passengers in open cockpits, and registered K-170 it was first flown by F.T. Courtney in July 1919. Reregistered G-EAHR it was destroyed in crash following take-off with crossed elevator cables, at Northolt in July 1920.
Flown by Courtney in May 1920, the pictured second aircraft was an improved version with a cabin for six passengers, however, the pilot and one passengers sat still in open cockpits. Registered G-EAPC it received its CofA on June 30, 1920. Spun in with the loss of six lives, including that of the pilot, Lt. F.P. Goodwin-Castleman, at Hayes, Middlesex, on September 25 1920. The company went bankrupt in 1927.
Span: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m)
Length: 39 ft 3 in (11.96 m)
Weight empty: 4,996 lb (2,266 kg)
Loaded weight: 7,250 lb (3,289 kg)
Max speed: 90 mph (145 kmh)
Cruise speed: 65 mph (105 kmh)