Aerodyne Systems Engineering Ltd had brief existence in 1980s producing Wasp ag/utility helicopter and Hornet armed helicopter trainer, both based on Bell 47.
Abortive builder of SingleTwin pusher business aircraft, 1984-8.
Inglis M. Uppercu had small aircraft firm at Keyport, NJ, 1908, became Aeromarine Plane and Motor Corp. 1914. Chief engineer Charles Willard designed succession of flying-boats, seaplanes and a few…
Built Klemm light aircraft until killed by Depression 1930.
Aeronautic Supply Co. Formed at St Louis October 1909, became Benoist 1912.
Incorporated as Aeronautical Corp. of America November 1928, first factory builder of light aircraft in USA, became Aeronca Aircraft 1941. First major product C-2 high-wing single-seater, followed by wide range…
WORLDWIDE AEROS CORPORATION Formed in Ukraine in 1988. Aeros transfered its activities to the USA and was incorporated in Delaware in 1992, relocating to California in October 1993. Aeros' technical…
Odessa, Texas, producer of one-man helicopters 1978-82.
Formed 1970 in N. Carolina to produce Quail, Rail, Scamp (1973) and Woody Pusher. Scamp alone, 1,050 sets of plans.
AEROSTAR AIRCRAFT CORPORATION LLC Aerostar Aircraft Corporation was formed in 1991 by former Ted Smith employees and acquired the rights to the Aerostar series of pressurised piston-engined twins from Piper…
Formerly Pitcairn-Larsen, became G&A.
ADVANCED HYBRID AIRCRAFT INC Formerly based in Isle of Man, UK; relocated to Australia in 1993; to USA in 1996; and to British Columbia, Canada, in 1998 (while retaining a…
Ahrens began design of AH 404 STOL utility transport, powered by 4 420-hp Allison turboprops, in January 1975. Prototype flew at Oxnard, California, December 1976, followed by first production AH…
AIRCRAFT INVESTOR RESOURCES LLC Formed to produce the Epic LT for the Experimental category. AIR moved into 8,360 m² (90,000 sq ft) accommodation at Bend, Oregon, on 1 June 2005.…
Air & Space Manufacturing Inc., Muncie, Indiana, produced 68 Umbaugh 18A 2-seat autogyros 1964-5, but bankrupt 1966. See also Air & Space America Inc.
Air & Space America Inc., Paducah, Kentucky, formed as manufacturing/marketing subsidiary of Farrington to restart production of slightly improved Umbaugh 18A. Deliveries from September 1990.
AIR COMMAND INTERNATIONAL INC Formed in May 1992, Air Command produces kits of autogyros. In 2003, Air Command had a 465 m² (5,000 sq ft) factory and seven employees.
Olney, Texas, company founded 1978 by Leland Snow (see Snow). Major producer of piston and turboprop ag-aircraft.
Air Transport Manufacturing Co. was active 1928-36 with mainly high-wing monoplanes with 1, 2 and 3 engines. Major type was B-6, with 2 engines on low stub wings.
Bought Helio and Taylorcraft 1989. See New Technik.
Littleton, Colorado, corp. which has delivered many kits and plans for Nuwaco T-10 3-seat biplane.
A major producer of airframe parts, this California company tried in 1968-70 to market Bushmaster 2000 based on Ford Tri-Motor.
Short-lived (1949-51) company which bought rights to Johnson Bullet metal 4-seater and produced it as Texas Bullet.
Aircraft Mechanics Inc. Formed by management buyout of failed Alexander, produced new designs, ceased 1936.
This Renton (Seattle) firm was formed 1980 to produce turboprop amphibians. Avalon 680 7-seater powered by 750-hp PT6A flew October 1983. Company failed to fly definitive Twin Star 1000 and…
AiRover Co. was formed August 1937 as subsidiary of Lockheed to build Unitwin Model 2 Starliner (April 1939) with patented twin-Menasco engines driving single propeller. Occupied small building (previously Empire…
Airplane Development Corp. formed January 1932 by Gerard Vultee when Lockheed (Detroit) failed. Finance by Cord Corp., which also owned Stinson and Auburn auto firm. See also Vultee.
American Jet Industries founded at Van Nuys 1951 to modify and repair transports; Turbo Star 402 and 414 are Cessna conversions with Allison 250 turboprops, and T-610 Super Pinto (1968)…
Akron Aircraft Co. was established at Ohio city of that name to produce Funk B light 2-seater. Became Funk Aircraft 1941.
Albuquerque, NM, company which in 1962 purchased rights to Luscombe Silvaire and also hoped to market improved version.
George Norman Albree designed numerous aircraft from 1912 characterized by no controls except ailerons. Most famous was Pigeon Fraser monoplane fighter: see Pigeon.
Allison Airplane Co. established 1920 to build Allison Junior Coupe single-seater.
After collapse and sale of original Lockheed (as part of Detroit Aircraft) in 1932, Allan H. Lockheed formed Alhambra, later Alcor Aircraft Corp. Built small numbers of 2 fast transports,…
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