A post-war civil conversion gave some surplus Oxfords a new lease of life
At the end of the war, as well as 40 Oxfords that had been civilianised and registered, more than 150 were converted into a civil airliner version as the Airspeed AS65 Consul. It was successful for a period and ensured the survival of a handful of examples of the Oxford family, though all the Envoys had disappeared by the 1960s.
The Consul was able to provide a cost-effective light transport twin, predominately popular around the British Commonwealth and Europe.
Despite the wooden construction, the type seems to have been effective.