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. In the same way, the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is now a Boeing product.