Applegate Amphibians built A-3 in 1945, followed by Applegate and Weyant Dart 2-seat landplane 1946.
Aquaflight Aircraft formed 1946 to build light amphibians, Aqua I (2 x 125-hp) and Aqua II (2 x 190-hp), both 6-seaters.
AQUASTAR INC At Sun 'n Fun in April 2002, Aquastar relaunched promotion of the former Thurston Seafire with the intention of completing its FAA certification. This had, apparently, not been…
ARC Special, 1946 racer designed by Art Chester, butterfly tail.
Arctic Aviation, at Anchorage, Alaska, has since 1979 produced improved versions of 1940 Interstate S1A, main version being S1B2 Arctic Tern.
Aeronautical Research and Development Corp., based at Cambridge (Boston), bought rights to Brantly helicopters from Learjet in 1969. Intensive marketing and model development ceased 1970 when rights passed to Brantly…
Argonaut Aircraft built small series 1937-40 of Pirate 3-seat amphibian.
Ariel Aircraft Inc. formed by Glenn A. Stearman to build Ariel Models A (65 hp), B (75 hp) and C (80 hp) side-by-side low-wing cabin tourer. Work halted January 1942,…
Arkansas Aircraft Co. formed Little Rock, December 1926, built first of 93 Command-Aire 3-seat biplanes January 1928. Designer Albert Voellmecke was ex-Heinkel, and he brought rights to Heinkel HD 40…
Arrow Aircraft & Motor Corp. set up 1928 at Lincoln, Nebraska. Over next 10 years at least 9 basic lightplane types, notably Sport and Sport Pursuit biplanes, and Model F…
Arup Manufacturing Co. famed for series of 4 tailless monoplanes with wing of D-shape (straight leading edge) 1933-5.
AMERICAN SPORTSCOPTER INTERNATIONAL INC ASII was founded in 1990. North and South American markets are covered by US office; rest of world by Taiwanese office. An unmanned surveillance prototype named…
Advanced Systems Technology formed 1971 to undertake aerodynamic improvement, later converting Citation bizjets into Eagle SP.
Advanced Technology Aircraft Co. of Hanford, California, developed Model 480 Predator from Rutan 59; Rutan Scaled Composites built prototype, flown September 1984.
AVIATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC Aviation Technology Group was formed in 1998 to develop the ATG Javelin two-seat jet; it was incorporated in June 2000. In June 2002 ATG signed an…
North American subsidiary of Fokker. Previously called Netherlands Aircraft Manufacturing Company of America, Atlantic Aircraft Corp. started operations at Hasbrouck Heights (Teterboro, NJ) in May 1924. Manager was R.B.C. Noorduyn…
Atlas Aircraft Co. built H-10 all-metal 4-seater 1949.
ATLAS AEROSPACE INC Company formed June 2001 to promote Liftmaster light freighter as replacement for Cessna 208 and stillborn Ayres Loadmaster as carrier of small parcels. In November 2001, received…
AMERICAN UTILICRAFT CORPORATION Company formed August 1990 to design and produce Freight Feeder cargo transport. Production will be undertaken at Gwinnett County, Atlanta, Georgia. US$50 million of financing secured during…
Formed 1930 by Cierva (UK) to sublicense patents to Kellett and Pitcairn. Also dabbled in own AC-35 roadable autogyro.
Avco, Aviation Corp., formed 1929 when Averill Harriman and Lehman Bros underwrote stock issue, management including Juan Trippe and Sherman Fairchild. In 1931 linked with Cord Corp. to include Auburn,…
AVIABELLANCA AIRCRAFT CORPORATION The original Bellanca Aircraft Corporation was established in 1927 by Giuseppe Mario Bellanca and produced many high-wing and low-wing cabin monoplanes such as the Cruisair and Cruisemaster…
AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC The Pitts Aerobatics company was acquired by Christen Industries in 1983 along with manufacturing and marketing rights for the Pitts Special aerobatic aircraft. In turn, Aviat Aircraft…
Kansas City firm built Skyhopper ultralight monoplane 1945.
AVIATION DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL LTD Aviation Development International was formed in 1997 to build and market the Alaskan Bushmaster kitbuilt. The company has a 1.486 m² (16,000 sq ft) facility at…
Produced turbine-engined conversion of S-55 helicopter at Mesa, Arizona, certificated 1971.
AVID AIRCRAFT INC Avid Aircraft was formed in 1983 by Dean Wilson and currently markets the Avid Flyer Mark IV, Catalina, Bandit, Magnum and Buzz. Avid Flyer also assembled in…
AVIPRO AIRCRAFT LTD At AirVenture 2003, AviPro launched a kitbuilt version of the previously plans-only Bearhawk. The first set of components was shipped from the company's factory at Atlixco, Mexico,…
AVOCET AIRCRAFT LLC Avocet Aircraft LLC was formed in 2002 to develop a new-generation light jet. On 4 August 2003, Avocet and Israel Aircraft Industries signed an MoU leading to…
Seattle firm trying with others to market updated Temco TT-1 Super Pinto trainer in China as T-100 Super Mustang.
Avtek Corp. formed 1982 to develop 400A canard twin-turboprop (17 September 1984); investors major firms in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, USA. See also EuroAvtek.
Donald E. Aydlett briefly (1965-6) builder of light aircraft.
Ayres Corp. purchased rights to Rockwell Thrush ag-aircraft 1977 and has since produced piston and turbine versions; Vigilante armed surveillance aircraft abandoned. See also Thrush Aircraft Inc.
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