Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Image - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is an American aircraft manufacturer. Sikorsky Aircraft has operations on five continents, occupying approximately 6 million square feet of building space including about 2.6 million square feet of manufacturing space. Sikorsky commercial and military helicopters are operating today in 40 nations. Worldwide, the company employs approximately...

Raytheon Company

Image - Raytheon Company Two former college roommates Laurence K. Marshall and Vannevar Bush, along with scientist Charles G. Smith, founded Raytheon Company in Cambridge, Mass., as the American Appliance Company in 1922. Throughout its more than 80-year history, Raytheon Company has been a leader in developing defense technologies and in converting those technologies for use in commercial markets....

Piper Aircraft

Image - Piper Aircraft When Mr. Piper introduced the Piper Cub in 1937, he had a dream. He felt that everyone should fly. And he believed that Piper could provide everyone with that freedom. Still keeping his dream alive today, Piper Aircraft is the only general aviation manufacturer to offer a complete line of aircraft to help realize the flying dreams of most any pilot. From rugged, reliable...

Pilatus

Image - Pilatus Pilatus are the world market leader in the manufacture of single-engine turboprop aircraft and the only Swiss company to develop, produce and sell aircraft and training systems all over the world. Their customer support is among the best in aviation and they are proud to offer this service around the globe over the lifecycle of a product. Pilatus are also authorized to...

Northrop Grumman

Image - Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. On January 7, 2009, Northrop Grumman announced several structural actions to strengthen alignment with...

Lockheed Martin

Image - Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin is a multinational aerospace manufacturer, global security and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed with Martin Marietta. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration...

LET Aircraft Industries, a.s.

Image - LET Aircraft Industries, a.s. The beginning of the exciting story of LET dates back to 1936 when a branch of AVIA Letnany was built in Kunovice to service AVIA planes. During the WWII the company was forced to repair the Junkers W34 and Arado Ar 96b for Luftwaffe and after the war it worked on almost all the types of aeroplanes that were flying in Czechoslovakia. At the beginning of the 50’s begun the...

Gulfstream Aerospace

Image - v The company that evolved into Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. started in the late 1950s when Grumman Aircraft Engineering Co., a company known for military aircraft production, developed a marketable business aircraft at its manufacturing facilities in Bethpage, N.Y. Dubbed the Gulfstream I (GI), the turbo-prop aircraft was named after the Gulf Stream, the current that flows along...

Fokker

Image - Fokker Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. The company operated under several different names, starting out in 1912 in Schwerin, Germany, moving to the Netherlands in 1919. During its most successful period in the 1920s and 1930s, it dominated the civil aviation market. Fokker went into bankruptcy in 1996, and its operations were sold to...

Embraer

Image - Embraer Based in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Embraer was founded in 1969 as a government initiative and then privatized on December 7, 1994. Embraer has become one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world by focusing on specific market segments with high growth potential in commercial, defense, and executive aviation. They develop and adapt successful aircraft platforms and...

Dassault Aviation

Image - Dassault Aviation Dassault Aviation is one of the major players in the global civil and military aviation industry. A reasonably sized and financially secure private international group, with a presence in more than 70 countries across 5 continents, Dassault Aviation has been profitable ever since its creation in 1936. Structured to adapt its production to market cycles, Dassault Aviation...

Cessna

Image - Cessna More than eight decades ago, a small aircraft company started in Wichita, Kan., to do what others said could not be done – to build a monoplane that used a wing without supporting struts or braces. When the Cessna All Purpose took off August 13, 1927, the aviation world was forever changed. In fact, Clyde Cessna’s cantilever design has been the standard ever since. The history...

Britten-Norman

Image - Britten-Norman Britten-Norman was formed more than 50 years ago as a specialist in aircraft modifications. Today the company is a thriving international aerospace company with a broad range of aviation interests centred around its manufacturing operation. The company has seven sites in the UK as well as operations in the USA and Australia. Since the launch of the original BN2 Piston Islander...

Bombardier Aerospace

Image - Bombardier Aerospace The world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer, they are a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and services for the business, regional and amphibious aircraft markets. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, they employ more than 28,000 people worldwide. Bombardier Aerospace’s revenues amounted to USD10 billion for the year ended January 31,...

Boeing

Image - Boeing Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space...