Military Factory logo

Aircraft, Helicopter, and Drone Manufacturers


Because every aviation company has a story to tell - some just longer and more exciting than others.

Below is a listing of aircraft manufacturers throughout aviation history with links to their respective aircraft products - current as well as historical and future.

Some company products will overlap due to buyouts and mergers. For example, the General Dynamics F-16 'Fighting Falcon' is now a Lockheed Martin product though it originated under the General Dynamics brand label.


Letter Group A

Aircraft Armaments, Incorporated (AAI)
Air Tractor
Allgemeine Elektricitats-Gesellschaft (AEG)
Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali (AERFER)
Aeritalia
Aermacchi
Aero Vodochody (Aero)
Aeromarine
Aerospatiale
Apparatebau GmbH Oschersleben (AGO) Flugzeugwerke
AgustaWestland
Aichi
Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC)
Airbus (ALL)
Airbus Helicopters
Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited (AIRCO)
Airspeed Limited
Albatros Flugzeugwerke
Amiot
Ansaldo
Antonov
Arado Flugzeugwerke
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft
Arcturus-UAV LLC
Arsenal de l'Aeronautics
Atlas (Denel)
Avioane Craiova
AViation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
AVICopter (AVIC)
Automobil und Aviatik AG (Aviatik)
Avions Fairey
Avions Ponnier
Avro (A.V. Roe)

Letter Group B

Bachem
Beardmore
Beech
Beechcraft
Bell Aircraft
Bell Helicopter
Berezniak-Isayev
Beriev Aircraft Company
Blackburn Aircraft
Bleriot (Louis Bleriot)
Bloch
Blohm & Voss GmbH
Boeing Company, The
Boeing-Stearman
Boulton Paul
British Aerospace (BAe)
British Aircraft Corporation (BAC)
Breda (Societa Italiana Ernesto Breda)
Breguet Aviation (Societe des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Breguet)
Brewster Aeronautical Corporation
Bristol Aeroplane Company
Britten-Norman Aircraft

Letter Group C

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC)
Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC)
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)
Cantieri Aeronautici e Navali Triestini (CANT)
Caproni (Societa de Agostini e Caproni)
Construcciones Aeronauticas SA (CASA)
Caudron (Societe des Avions Caudron)
Cessna Aircraft Company
Chance Vought
Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (AVIC)
Coanda (Henri Coanda)
Consolidated Aircraft
CONVAIR (CONsolidated Vultee AIRcraft)
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Letter Group D

Dassault Aviation
Dayton-Wright
de Havilland Aircraft Company
de Havilland Canada
Denel Aviation
Dewoitine
Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke (DFW)
Dornier Flugzeugwerke
Douglas Aircraft Company

Letter Group E

Elbit Systems
Embraer SA
EMT Penzberg
English Electric Company
Eurocopter Group

Letter Group F

Fabrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA)
Fabrique Militar de Aviones (FMA)
Fairchild Corporation
Fairchild Republic
Fairey Aviation Company
Farman Aviation Works
Felixstowe Aircraft
FIAT Aviozone
FIAT Aeritalia
Fieseler (Gerhard Fieseler Werke)
Fisher (Fisher Body Division, General Motors Corporation)
Flettner (Anton Flettner, Flugzeugbau GmbH)
Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau A.G.
Focke-Achelis & Company GmbH
Fokker Aircraft
Folland Aircraft
Fouga (Air Fouga)
Flugzeabau Friedrichshafen GmbH

Letter Group G

General Aircraft
General Atomics
General Dynamics
Gloster Aircraft Company
Gotha (Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG)
Goodyear Aircraft
Granville Brothers Aircraft
Grigorovich
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation / Grumman Aerospace Corporation
Gulfstream Aerospace

Letter Group H

Halberstadt (Halberstadter Flugzeugwerke)
Handley Page Aircraft Company
Hanriot (Hanriot)
Hansa-Brandenburg
Harbin Aircraft Mfg Company
Hawker Aircraft
Hawker Siddeley
Heinkel
Henschel & Son
Hiller Aircraft Corporation
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
Hongdu Aviation Industry Group
Horten Brothers
Huff-Daland Aero Corporation
Hughes Aircraft Company
Hybrid Air Vehicles

Letter Group I

Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
Indonesian Aerospace (IAe)
Industria Aeronautica Romana (IAR)
Iran Aircraft Industrial Company (HESA)
Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO)
Ilyushin Aviation Complex Aircraft

Letter Group J

Jordan
Junkers Flugzeug & Motorenwerke AG

Letter Group K

Kaiser-Fleetwings
KAMAN Aerospace
Kamov Helicopters
Kawanishi Aircraft Company
Kawasaki Aerospace Company
Keystone Aircraft Corporation
Koolhoven
Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI)
Kratos Unmanned Systems Division
Kyushu Hikoki

Letter Group L

Lavochkin
LASA Engineering, LTD
Lebed
Levasseur (Pierre Levasseur)
Leonardo-Finmeccanica
LFG Roland
Liore et Olivier
Lippisch
Lloyd
Lockheed Corporation
Lockheed Martin
Lohner-Werke
Liore-Nieuport
LuftVerkehrsGesellschaft (LVG)

Letter Group M

Macchi
Martin
Martin-Baker
Martinsyde
McDonnell
McDonnell Douglas
Messerschmitt
Mikoyan-Gurevich (MiG) OKB
Mikoyan (MiG)
Mil Moscow Helicopter
Miles Aircraft
Mitsubishi
Morane-Saulnier
Myasishchev

Letter Group N

Nakajima
NHIndustries (NHI)
Nieuport
NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation)
North American Aviation
Northrop Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Letter Group O

• NONE

Letter Group P

PANAVIA Aircraft GmbH
PANHA (Iran)
Pashinin OKB
Petlyakov OKB
Piaggio Aero
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
Pfalz Flugzeugwerke
Phonix Flugzeug-Werke
Piper Aircraft, Incorporated
Polikarpov OKB
Potez
Paristwowe Zaklady Lotnicze (PZL)

Letter Group Q

• NONE

Letter Group R

Raytheon Company
Officine Meccaniche Reggiane SpA
Republic Aviation Corporation
Rockwell International
Royal Aircraft Factory (RAF)
Rumpler Flugzeugwerke
Russian Helicopters
Ryan Airlines
Ryan Aeronautical

Letter Group S

Saab AB / Saab Group
SAGEM Avionics, Incorporated.
Salmson
Saunders Roe (SARO)
SATIC
Savoia-Marchetti
Schiebel
Schutte-Lanz
SELEX (Leonardo)
SEPECAT (Breguet / BAC)
Seversky Aircraft
Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (AVIC)
Shin Meiwa Industries (ShinMaywa)
ShinMaywa (Shin Meiwa Industries)
Short Brothers
Siddeley
Siemens-Schukert
Sikorsky Aircraft
SKNL
SOKO (Yugoslavia)
Sopwith Aviation Company
Societe Pour L'Aviation et ses Derives (SPAD)
Standard Aircraft Corporation
Sud Aviation
Sud-Ouest (Sud-Est)
Sukhoi OKB / Sukhoi Company
Supermarine Aircraft

Letter Group T

Tachikawa
Tadiran
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)
Transall
Tucker
Tupolev OKB

Letter Group U

Ufag
Utva

Letter Group V

Vertol
Vickers
Voisin
Vought
VTI
Vultee Aircraft Company

Letter Group W

Waco Aircraft Company
WB Electronics (WB Group)
Westland
Whitman-Lewis
Wright

Letter Group X

Xian

Letter Group Y

Yakovlev OKB
Yokosuka

Letter Group Z

Zeppelin-Staaken