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Aerfer Aerfer was an Italian manufacturing company created in 1955 by the merger of IMAM and Meridionali. T...
Aermacchi The Aeronautica Macchi company was founded by Giulio Macchi, assisted by Nieuport, in 1912, building...
Aero Vodochody Aero Vodochody began life as Aero Tovarna Letadel, a company established in 1919, initially to build...
Aeronca The Aeronca Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It became the first compan...
Aeropro Based in Nitra, Slovakia, Aeropro has been producing light sport aircraft since 1990. The main produ...
Aerospatiale Aérospatiale was originally known as Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale (SNIAS). It was...
Agusta This Italian helicopter manufacturer is a subsidiary of Finmeccanica and was founded by Count Giovan...
AgustaWestland In 1981 Agusta and Westland Aircraft of Britain jointly produced the EH101 medium-lift naval helicop...
Airbus Airbus began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie. Consolidation of European...
Albatros Albatros-Flugzeugwerke was based in Johannisthal, Berlin, where it was founded by Walter Huth and Ot...
Alenia Alenia Aeronautica is an Italian aerospace and electronics company which was formed in 1990 by the m...
AMX AMX International is a joint venture between Alenia (46.5%), Embraer (29.7%) and Aermacchi (23.6%) t...
Ansaldo Ansaldo was one of Italy's oldest and most important engineering companies, existing for 140 years f...
Antonov Named after famous designer Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov, this company originated as the Antonov Des...
Armstrong Whitworth Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft was established as the Aerial Department of the Sir W. G. Armstrong Whi...
ATEC The ATEC company is based in Libice nad Cidlinou (Nymburk region, Czech republic) and was founded in...
ATR Avions de Transport Regional was formed by Aerospatiale (now EADS) of France and Aeritalia (now Alen...
Auster/Beagle Auster Aircraft Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer from 1938 to 1961, beginning life as Tay...
AviaBellanca Aircraft The AviaBellanca Aircraft Corporation is an American aircraft design and manufacturing company, a su...
Avro Alliott Verdon Roe’s interest in aircraft developed before WW1. His first design was the Roe I Bip...
Bölkow Ludwig Bölkow first worked for Heinkel, and after graduating from the Technical University in Berli...
Bücker Bücker-Flugzeugbau GmbH was founded by Carl Clemens Bücker, who had served as an officer in the Ge...
BAC British Aircraft Corporation Ltd. was formed in 1960 after the British Government demanded that Bris...
BAe British Aerospace was the result of government nationalization by means of the Aircraft and Shipbuil...
Beech/Beechcraft Walter H. Beech had resigned from Travel Air in 1930 when with his wife Olive Ann Beech he set up th...
Bell The Bell Aircraft Corporation was formed in 1935 by the former leaders of Consolidated Aircraft Corp...
Beriev Berieva Aviatsionnyi Kompaniya (Beriev Aviation Company) is a Russian aircraft manufacturer. It was ...
Blackburn Aircraft Ltd Civil engineer Robert Blackburn saw Wilbur Wright fly in France and immediately left his job in Roue...
Bleriot Louis Blériot began building his own aircraft with assistance from Voisin up to 1909 when his succe...
Blohm und Voss This company began as Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH, a subsidiary of shipbuilders Blohm und Voss of Ham...
Boeing William E. Boeing registered his first aircraft company as Pacific Aero Products co. in 1916, but re...
Bombardier Bombardier is a Canadian Montreal-based industrial empire, which moved into aerospace by acquiring C...
Bréguet Brothers Louis and Jacques Bréguet collaborated with Professor Charles Richet to build the first he...
Brügger Max Brügger designed a family of small sports aircraft in Switzerland for amateur construction. The...
Bristol Bristol started out as the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, formed by personal investment by ...
Britten-Norman John Britten and Desmond Norman started developing crop-spraying equipment in the middle 1950s and u...
Brunner-Winkle The Brunner-Winkle Aircraft Corporation of Glendale, New York was founded in 1928 and built various ...
CAC (Australia) The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) was established in 1936, to provide Australia with the c...
Canadair Absorbing the Canadian Vickers Ltd. operations, Canadair was created on 11 November 1944 as a separa...
Caudron The Société des avions Caudron was a French aircraft company founded in 1909 by brothers Gaston Ca...
Cessna Cessna has built more aircraft that any other company. Clyde V. Cessna, a farmer from Kansas, had a ...
Champion The Champion Aircraft Corporation was formed at Osceola, Wisconsin to build the Model 7 Champion 2-s...
Chengdu Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, a manufacturer of combat aircraft.
Cirrus Design Corp. The Cirrus Aircraft Corporation of Duluth, Minnesota, was founded in 1984 by Alan and Dale Klapmeier...
Comco Ikarus Comco Ikarus GmbH is a German manufacturer of microlight aircraft. It began by producing hang glider...
Consolidated The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1923 by Major Reuben H. Fleet, who had been the...
Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) This Spanish aircraft manufacturer was founded in 1923 by Don José Ortez Echague, to produce metal ...
Convair Convair (Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft) emerged in 1943, linking Vultee (which incorporated Stinson) ...
Curtiss Glenn Hammond Curtiss was an aircraft pioneer as a founder-member of the Aerial Experiment Associati...
Curtiss-Wright The Curtiss-Wright Corporation arose from the merger in 1929 of old rivals Curtiss and Wright. It pr...
Dassault In 1930 Marcel Bloch founded Société des Avions Marcel Bloch, and after WW2 the family adopted Das...
Davis Aircraft The Davis Aircraft Corporation manufactured seven different Davis models totalling about 60 aircraft...
de Havilland The de Havilland Aircraft Company was a British aviation manufacturer founded in 1920 when Airco, of...
de Havilland Canada de Havilland Aircraft of Canada was formed in 1928 with the assembly of Moth aircraft began in Toron...
Denel In 1992, the Atlas Aircraft Corporation was absorbed into the Denel Group, becoming Denel Aviation, ...
Diamond Diamond Aircraft Industries is an Austria-based manufacturer of general aviation aircraft and motor ...
Dornier After Professor Dr. Claude Dornier had gained metal structure design experience with Zeppelin Luftsc...
Douglas The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. in 1921 at Santa Monica, Calif...
Druine Societe des Avions Roger Druine of Paris. Roger Druine designed, built and flew his first aircraft, ...
EADS British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems formed BAe Systems in 1999, while in the same year ...
EH Industries EH Industries Limited (EHI) was set up in 1980 to manage a joint helicopter project involving Westla...
Embraer Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) was created in 1969 as a Brazilian Government-owned cor...
English Electric The first English Electric aircraft were built by a company that was formed in 1918 by the amalgamat...
Erco The Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) was started by Henry Berliner in 1930 to produce too...
Eurocopter The Eurocopter Group was formed in 1992 through the merger of the helicopter divisions of Aérospati...
Eurofighter Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH was formed by an alliance between Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK in ...
Extra Aircraft The Extra Aircraft company was established in 1980 as Extra Flugzeugbau in Germany by Walter Extra, ...
Fairchild Sherman M. Fairchild was looking in 1924 for suitable photography and surveying aircraft, and decide...
Fairey Founded in 1915 by Charles Richard Fairey (later Sir Richard Fairey) on his departure from Short Bro...
Farman The Farman Aviation Works was founded and run by the brothers; Richard, Henri, and Maurice Farman. T...
Fiat Fiat, as Fiat Aviazione, was an important aircraft manufacturer, first building aircraft engines as ...
Fieseler The Gerhard Fieseler Werke was founded in 1930 as Fieseler Flugzeugbau in Kassel by World War I flyi...
Fläming Air GmbH German ultralight sport aircraft manufacturer, based in southern Berlin. Licensed production began i...
Fleet Reuben H. Fleet founded Fleet Aircraft in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, in 1928 to acquire the foreign...
FMA The Fábrica Argentina de Aviones or FAdeA SA, officially Fábrica Argentina de Aviones "Brigadier S...
Focke-Achgelis Formed in 1937 by Heinrich Focke (ex-Focke-Wulf) and aerobatic pilot Gerd Achgelis. Developed and pr...
Focke-Wulf Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG was founded in Bremen in 1924 by Prof. Henrich Focke and Georg Wulf. They...
Fokker (Germany) Although a Dutchman, Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker managed to get on an aviation course at Bingen, Ge...
Fokker (Netherlands) In 1919, Fokker returned to the Netherlands and founded a new company near Amsterdam called Nederlan...
Folland British Marine Aircraft Ltd was formed in February 1936 to produce Sikorsky S-42-A flying boats unde...
Ford/Stout In the early 1920s Henry Ford and 19 other investors invested in the Stout Metal Airplane Company. I...
Fouga Fouga was a French manufacturing company established by Gaston Fouga at Béziers in 1920. Originally...
Found In 1946, Found Brothers Aviation was established by Nathan K. (Bud) Found and his brother Micky, to ...
Fuji In 1953 Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. set up a factory at Utsonomiya, Japan, to build Cessna and Beech...
FVM FVM (Flygkompaniets Tygverkstäder på Malmen; the workshop of the Army Aviation Company at Malmen) ...
Götaverken In 1906 the shipbuilding and engineering activities of the Keillerska family in Hisingen, Gothenburg...
GAF Australia The Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) in Australia produced the Avro Lincoln B30 bomber in 1946, a...
Gardan Yves Gardan worked for the Service Technique Aéronautique from 1945 to 1947, before joining SIPA (S...
General Dynamics General Dynamics originated as the Electric Boat company dating right back to 1899. In 1946 it bough...
Gloster The Gloster Aircraft Company was formed in 1917 as the Gloucestershire Aircraft Company. The company...
Goodyear The Goodyear Aircraft Corporation was created in 1939 in response to a contract from the Glenn L. Ma...
Grade Hans Grade was an engineer and a German aviation pioneer. On 28 October 1908 he successfully made th...
Great Lakes The Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation was established at Cleveland, Ohio in 1928, and was soon produc...
Grob Grob Aerospace was a German aircraft manufacturer, founded in 1971 by Dr Burkhart Grob, son of Ernst...
Grumman The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation was founded in 1929 by Leroy Grumman, Jake Swirbul and ...
Gulfstream The Gulfstream brand first appeared in 1957, when the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation compl...
Handley Page Handley Page Limited was founded by Frederick Handley Page (later Sir Frederick) in 1909 as the Unit...
Hawker Hawker had its roots in the aftermath of WW1 which resulted in the bankruptcy of the Sopwith Aviatio...
Hawker Siddeley Hawker Siddeley was a group of British manufacturing companies engaged in aircraft production. Hawke...
Heinkel Heinkel Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturing company founded by and named after Ernst H...
Hispano Aviación Hispano Aviación was a Spanish aircraft factory which began production in 1939, after a section of ...
Hughes Helicopters In 1947, Howard Hughes redirected the Hughes Aircraft Co.'s efforts from aircraft to helicopters. In...
Hunting/Hunting Percival Hunting Percival Aircraft of Luton originated as the Percival Aircraft Company in 1933. It became Hu...
Ilyushin The Ilyushin Design Bureau is a Russian design bureau and aircraft manufacturer, founded by Sergey V...
Israel Aircraft Industries Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) was founded in 1953 as the Bedek Aviation Company in order to maint...
Jodel Société Avions Jodel is a French aircraft company started in 1946 by Édouard Joly and his son-in-...
Junkers Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG (JFM) was a major German aircraft manufacturer. It produced so...
Kaman Kaman Aircraft was founded in 1945 by Charles Huron Kaman. During its first 10 years the company ope...
Kamov The Kamov Design Bureau was founded in Russia by Nikolai Il'yich Kamov, who started building his fir...
Kawanishi The Kawanishi Aircraft Company was founded as Kawanishi Engineering Works in 1920 in Hyōgo Prefectu...
Kawasaki During 1918, the Aircraft Department of the engineering and shipbuilding company founded by Shozo K...
Lake The Lake Aircraft Corporation was formed in Washington, DC in 1959 with a factory in Sanford, Maine....
Lancair Lancair was founded by Lance Neibauer in 1981 as a producer of composite homebuilt aircraft kits. In...
Lavochkin Lavochkin was founded in 1937 as the Lavochkin Aircraft Design Bureau (OKB-301) designing aircraft. ...
Let The Let design office and factory was established in Kunovice, Czechoslovakia min 1950, taling over ...
Lisunov Russian aeronautical engineer Boris Pavlovich Lisunov directed the building under licence of a highl...
Lockheed The Lockheed Corporation (originally Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerosp...
Martin The Glenn L. Martin Company was founded by aviation pioneer Glenn Luther Martin in 1912 in Santa Ana...
Max Holste Max Holste was a French aeronautical engineer and founder in 1933 of Avions Max Holste, an aircraft ...
MBB See Blohm + Voss, Bölkow and Messerschmitt for the origins of this company, formed by mergers of th...
McDonnell Douglas Company formed from the merger of McDonnell and Douglas Aircraft in 1967. Produced the DC-10 and MD-...
Messerschmitt Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW) (Bavarian Aircraft Works) was reformed in 1926 in Augsburg, Bavaria w...
MIG
Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG Founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich as "Mikoyan and Gurevich", with the bureau prefix "MiG...
Mil Mil Helicopters is the short name of the Soviet Russian helicopter producer Mil Moscow Helicopter Pl...
Miles The original company was founded by Charles Powis and Jack Phillips as Philips and Powis Aircraft af...
Mitsubishi Before 1946 originated in a giant shipbuilding and engineering company which in 1920 formed the Misu...
Monocoupe The Monocoupe Corporation was revived at Robertson, Missouri, in 1937 to resume production of the Mo...
Mooney The Mooney Aircraft Corporation was started in 1929 by Albert and Arthur Mooney, but went bankrupt i...
Morane-Saulnier Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier is a French aircraft manufacturing company formed in 1911 by Raymond Sau...
MX Aircraft Manufacturer founded in 2001 and based in North Carolina, producing the carbon fibre 2-seat tandem a...
Nakajima Japan's first aircraft manufacturer, it was founded in 1918 by a naval engineer, Chikuhei Nakajima, ...
NAMC (Japan) The Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation was a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...
Nanchang (NAMC China) The company was founded in 1951 as the state-run Hongdu Machinery-building Factory and later as the ...
NHIndustries (NHI) NHIndustries (NHI) is a helicopter manufacturing company established in 1992 by Eurocopter of France...
Noorduyn The Noorduyn Aircraft Ltd. company, founded by Robert B. C. Noorduyn, was established in Canada in e...
Nord-Aviation Nord-Aviation was originally SNCAN (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord), a ...
North American Aviation Clement Melville Keys founded North American Aviation (NAA) in 1928, as a holding company that bough...
Northrop Originally formed in Hawthorne, California in 1939 by John Knudsen (Jack) Northrop, Northrop Aircraf...
Panavia Panavia was established in 1969 by the British Aircraft Corporation, Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (wh...
Percival The Percival Aircraft Company was formed in Gravesend in 1933 by Edgar Percival to produce his own d...
Piaggio Rinaldo Piaggio was an industrialist and politician who began producing parts for Caproni bombers at...
Piasecki Frank Piasecki was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to an immigrant Polish tailor. He worked for a...
Pilatus Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. is an aircraft manufacturer located in Stans, Switzerland, which was establish...
Piper In 1930 the Taylor Aircraft Company company filed for bankruptcy and William T. Piper purchased the ...
Pitts Curtis Pitts began the design of a single-seat aerobatic biplane in 1943–1944. The design has been...
Polikarpov Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov was a Soviet aeronautical engineer and aircraft designer who graduate...
PZL Warszawa-Okęcie This Polish factory, formerly called WSK-Okęcie, renamed in 1989, began by producing licensed versi...
PZL-Mielec The PZL WP2 factory in Mielec became a part of Heinkel during the German occupation of Poland. After...
Raytheon The Raytheon Company, an electronics and missiles manufacturer, acquired Beech Aircraft Corporation...
Reims Max Holste, the founder of Reims Aviation, built his first aircraft in 1931, a light two-seater airc...
Republic By April 1939, the Seversky Aircraft Corporation had lost a vast amount of money, and Alexander de S...
Robin Avions Pierre Robin was formed by Pierre Robin and Jean Délémontez, the principal designer of Jode...
Robinson The Robinson Helicopter Company, based at Zamperini Field in Torrance, California, is the largest ma...
Rockwell Col. Willard F. Rockwell started his engineering career in 1919 and after running various companies ...
Rolladen-Schneider This was a major glider manufacturer based at Egelsbach near Frankfurt, Germany, and built its first...
Royal Aircraft Factory (RAF) In 1912 the former Balloon Factory at Farnborough, England, was renamed the Royal Aircraft Factory. ...
Rubik Ernő Rubik was a Hungarian aircraft designer and father of Ernő Rubik, the architect who became fa...
Rutan Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan is an American aerospace engineer created the Rutan Aircraft Factory in ...
Ryan The Ryan Aeronautical Company was founded by T. Claude Ryan in San Diego, California in 1934. T.C. R...
Saab "Svenska Aeroplan AB (aktiebolag)" (Swedish for "Swedish Aeroplane Company Limited") (SAAB) was foun...
SAI KZ Skandinavisk Aero Industri was founded by Viggo Kramme (General Manager) and Karl Gustav Zeuthen (C...
Saunders-Roe The Saunders-Roe name was adopted in 1929 after Alliot Verdon Roe (see Avro) and John Lord took a co...
Scheibe Scheibe Flugzeugbau was a manufacturer of sailplanes and motorgliders in Germany, founded by Egon Sc...
Schleicher Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co is a major manufacturer of sailplanes, founded in 1926 by Alexander ...
Schweizer The Schweizer Aircraft Corporation was incorporated in 1939 by three Schweizer brothers (Paul, Willi...
Scottish Aviation Scottish Aviation Limited was a Scottish aircraft manufacturer, based at Prestwick in South Ayrshire...
Sepecat SEPECAT (Société Européenne de Production de l'Avion d'École de Combat et d'Appui Tactique – t...
Shenyang The Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) is a Chinese civilian and military aircraft manufacturer loc...
ShinMaywa ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese industrial conglomerate descended from the Kawanishi Aircra...
Short Brothers/Shorts/Short In 1908 Eustace, Oswald and Horace Short registered their partnership under the name Short Brothers....
SIAI-Marchetti The original company was founded in 1915 as SIAI (Società Idrovolanti Alta Italia - Seaplane compan...
Sikorsky Sikorsky was founded in 1925 by aircraft engineer Igor Sikorsky, a Kiev-born American immigrant. The...
Slingsby Slingsby Aviation was founded in Scarborough by Frederick Nicholas Slingsby, a WW1 RAF pilot. In 192...
Socata The history of Socata goes back to 1911 when the aircraft manufacturer Morane-Saulnier was founded. ...
Soko The Soko 522 was designed by Yugoslav engineers Sostaric, Marjanovic and Curcic at the Ikarus Aircra...
Sopwith The company was founded in Kingston upon Thames by Thomas Octave Murdoch (Tommy, later Sir Thomas) S...
SPAD A consortium led by Louis Blériot bought up the Société de Production des Aéroplanes Deperdussin...
Stearman Lloyd Stearman established the Stearman Aircraft Corporation in 1927. Initially, the company was bas...
Stinson Aircraft Co. The Stinson Aircraft Company was founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1920 by aviator Edward “Eddie” Stin...
Stolp Starduster Lou Stolp was a flight engineer and tail gunner on B25 bombers during WW2 moved to Riverside, Califo...
Stout William Bushnell Stout was an aeronautical engineer who designed several aircraft using principles s...
Sud Aviation Sud-Aviation, (Southern Aviation) was a French state-owned aircraft manufacturer, originating from t...
Sukhoi The Sukhoi Design Bureau (OKB-51) was founded by Pavel Sukhoi in 1939 and became famous for its figh...
Supermarine/Vickers Supermarine Noel Pemberton-Billing set up Pemberton-Billing Ltd, in 1913 to produce sea-going aircraft, using Su...
Taylor Aircraft Co Designer Clarence Gilbert Taylor, a self-taught aeronautical engineer from Nottingham, England, can ...
Tecnam Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam is an aeronautics manufacturer founded in 1948, based near Naples in...
Thulin Enoch Leonard Thulin of Sweden studied aeronautics between 1908-12 and became a pilot in 1912. He wr...
Transall The Transall (Transporter Allianz) group was formed in 1959 to build the C-160 military transport ai...
Tupolev The Tupolev OKB (design bureau) was founded by Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev in 1922. It researched al...
Valmet With the ending of World War II in 1945, the Valtion Lentokonetehdas (see the entry for VL Finland) ...
Van's Aircraft Van's Aircraft is an American kit aircraft manufacturer, founded by Richard "Van" VanGrunsven in 197...
Vertol The Piasecki Helicopter Corporation was renamed the Vertol Aircraft Corporation in the mid-1950s. It...
VFW-Fokker VFW-Fokker GmbH was formed in 1969. The association ended by mutual consent in 1980, with VFW becomi...
Vickers-Armstrong Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, the British engineering conglomerate formed as a result of the merger of...
VL Finland VL, Valtion Lentokonetehdas was the Finnish State Aircraft Factory, that was founded on 23 February ...
Vought Vought is the name of several related aerospace firms. These have included, in the past, Lewis and V...
Vultee Aircraft Gerard "Jerry" Vultee and Vance Breese started the Airplane Development Corporation in early 1932 af...
Waco Waco's history began in 1919 when businessmen Clayton J. Brukner and Elwood Junkin met barnstorming ...
Westland In 1915 the Westland Aircraft Works was founded as a division of Petters Limited in response to gove...
Wittman Sylvester Joseph "Steve" Wittman was an air-racer and aircraft designer and builder. He gained his p...
Wright Company The Wright Company was the commercial aviation business venture of the Wright Brothers, established ...
Yakovlev The Yakovlev design bureau was formed in 1934 under designer Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev as OKB-1...
Yokosuka The Japanese Navy Arsenal at Yokosuka became involved in aircraft production in 1913, when an aeropl...
Zenith The independent, privately owned Zenith Aircraft Company company was formed in 1992 in Mexico, Misso...
Zlin Aircraft The first aircraft manufacturer in the Zlin region of Czechoslovakia, the ZLINSKA LETECKA Inc. (ZLAS...

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