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Aircraft, Helicopter, and Drone Manufacturers - From A to Z

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.

Letter Group A

Aircraft Armaments, Incorporated (AAI) - (United States)
Air Tractor - (United States)
Allgemeine Elektricitats-Gesellschaft (AEG) - (German Empire)
Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali (AERFER) - (Italy)
Aeritalia - (Italy)
Aermacchi - (Italy)
Aero Vodochody (Aero) - (Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic)
Aeromarine - (United States)
Aerospatiale - (France)
Apparatebau GmbH Oschersleben (AGO) Flugzeugwerke - (German Empire)
AgustaWestland - (Italy)
Aichi - (Empire of Japan)
Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) - (Taiwan)
Airbus (ALL) - (France)
Airbus Helicopters - (France)
Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited (AIRCO) - (United Kingdom)
Airspeed Limited - (United Kingdom)
Albatros Flugzeugwerke - (German Empire)
Amiot - (France)
Ansaldo - (Kingdom of Italy)
Antonov - (Ukraine / Soviet Union)
Arado Flugzeugwerke - (Nazi Germany)
Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft
Arcturus-UAV LLC - (United States)
Arsenal de l'Aeronautics - (France)
Atlas (Denel) - (South Africa)
Avioane Craiova - (Romania)
AViation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - (China)
AVICopter (AVIC) - (China)
Automobil und Aviatik AG (Aviatik) - (German Empire)
Avions Fairey - (Belgium)
Avions Ponnier - (France)
Avro (A.V. Roe) - (United Kingdom)

Letter Group B

Bachem - (Nazi Germany)
Beardmore - (United Kingdom)
Beech - (United States)
Beechcraft - (United States)
Bell Aircraft - (United States)
Bell Helicopter - (United States)
Berezniak-Isayev - (Soviet Union)
Beriev Aircraft Company - (Russia / Soviet Union)
Blackburn Aircraft - (United Kingdom)
Bleriot (Louis Bleriot) - (France)
Bloch - (France)
Blohm & Voss GmbH - (Nazi Germany)
Boeing Company, The - (United States)
Boeing-Stearman - (United States)
Boulton Paul - (United Kingdom)
British Aerospace (BAe) - (United Kingdom)
British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) - (United Kingdom)
Breda (Societa Italiana Ernesto Breda) - (Italy / Kingdom of Italy)
Breguet Aviation (Societe des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Breguet) - (France)
Brewster Aeronautical Corporation - (United States)
Bristol Aeroplane Company - (United Kingdom)
Britten-Norman Aircraft - (United Kingdom)
Bucker Flugzeugbau - (Nazi Germany)

Letter Group C

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

Letter Group D

Dassault Aviation - (France)
Dayton-Wright - (United States)
de Havilland Aircraft Company - (United Kingdom)
de Havilland Canada - (Canada)
Denel Aviation - (South Africa)
Dewoitine - (France)
Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke (DFW) - (German Empire)
Dornier Flugzeugwerke - (Germany / West Germany / Nazi Germany)
Douglas Aircraft Company - (United States)

Letter Group E

Elbit Systems - (Israel)
Embraer SA - (Brazil)
EMT Penzberg - (Germany)
ENAER - (Chile)
English Electric Company - (United Kingdom)
Eurocopter Group - (France)

Letter Group F

Fabrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA) - (Argentina)
Fabrique Militar de Aviones (FMA) - (Argentina)
Fairchild Corporation - (United States)
Fairchild Republic - (United States)
Fairey Aviation Company - (United Kingdom)
Farman Aviation Works - (France)
Felixstowe Aircraft - (United Kingdom)
FIAT Aviozone - (Italy / Kingdom of Italy)
Fieseler (Gerhard Fieseler Werke) - (Nazi Germany)
Fisher (Fisher Body Division, General Motors Corporation) - (United States)
Flettner (Anton Flettner, Flugzeugbau GmbH) - (Nazi Germany)
Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau A.G. - (Nazi Germany)
Focke-Achelis & Company GmbH - (Nazi Germany)
Fokker Aircraft - (German Empire / Netherlands)
Folland Aircraft - (United Kingdom)
Ford Motor Company - (United States)
Friedrichshafen - (German Empire)
Fouga (Air Fouga) - (France)

Letter Group G

General Aircraft - (United Kingdom)
General Atomics - (United States)
General Dynamics - (United States)
Gloster Aircraft Company - (United Kingdom)
Gotha (Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG) - (Nazi Germany / German Empire)
Goodyear Aircraft - (United States)
Granville Brothers Aircraft - (United States)
Grigorovich - (Soviet Union)
Grumman Aircraft / Grumman Aerospace - (United States)
Gulfstream Aerospace - (United States)

Letter Group H

Halberstadt (Halberstadter Flugzeugwerke) - (German Empire)
Handley Page Aircraft Company - (United Kingdom)
Hanriot - (France)
Hansa-Brandenburg - (German Empire)
Harbin Aircraft Mfg Company - (China)
Hawker Aircraft - (United Kingdom)
Hawker Siddeley - (United Kingdom)
Heinkel - (Nazi Germany, Germany)
Henschel & Son - (Nazi Germany)
Hiller Aircraft Corporation - (United States)
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) - (India)
Hongdu Aviation Industry Group - (China)
Horten Brothers - (Nazi Germany)
Huff-Daland Aero Corporation - (United States)
Hughes Aircraft Company - (United States)
Hybrid Air Vehicles - (United Kingdom)

Letter Group I

Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) - (Israel)
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) - (Israel)
Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) - (Indonesia)
Industria Aeronautica Romana (IAR) - (Romania / Kingdom of Romania)
Iran Aircraft Industrial Company (HESA) - (Iran)
Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) - (Iran)
Ilyushin Aviation Complex Aircraft - (Russia / Soviet Union)

Letter Group J

Jordan - (Jordan)
Junkers Flugzeug & Motorenwerke AG - (Nazi Germany / German Empire)

Letter Group K

Kaiser-Fleetwings - (United States)
KAMAN Aerospace - (United States)
Kamov Helicopters - (Russia / Soviet Union)
Kawanishi Aircraft Company - (Empire of Japan)
Kawasaki Aerospace Company - (Japan / Empire of Japan)
Keystone Aircraft Corporation - (United States)
Kondor Flugzeugwerke - (German Empire)
Koolhoven - (Netherlands)
Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) - (South Korea)
Kratos Unmanned Systems Division - (United States)
Kyushu Hikoki - (Empire of Japan)

Letter Group L

Lavochkin - (Soviet Union)
LASA Engineering, LTD - (Bulgaria)
Lebed - (Russian Empire)
Levasseur (Pierre Levasseur) - (France)
Leonardo-Finmeccanica - (Italy)
LFG Roland - (German Empire)
Liore et Olivier - (France)
Lippisch - (Nazi Germany)
Lloyd - (Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Lockheed Corporation - (United States)
Lockheed Martin - (United States)
Lohner-Werke - (Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Liore-Nieuport - (France)
LuftVerkehrsGesellschaft (LVG) - (German Empire)

Letter Group M

Macchi - (Italy / Kingdom of Italy)
Martin - (United States)
Martin-Baker - (United Kingdom)
Martinsyde - (United Kingdom)
McDonnell - (United States)
McDonnell Douglas - (United States)
Messerschmitt - (Germany / West Germany / Nazi Germany)
Mikoyan-Gurevich (MiG) OKB - (Russia / Soviet Union)
Mikoyan (MiG) - (Russia / Soviet Union)
Mil Moscow Helicopter - (Russia / Soviet Union)
Miles Aircraft - (United Kingdom)
Mitsubishi - (Japan / Empire of Japan)
Morane-Saulnier - (France)
Moskalev - (Soviet Union)
Myasishchev - (Soviet Union)

Letter Group N

Nakajima - (Empire of Japan)
NHIndustries (NHI) - (France)
Nieuport - (France)
NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation) - (China)
North American Aviation - (United States)
Northrop Corporation - (United States)
Northrop Grumman Corporation - (United States)

Letter Group O

Orbital ATK (United States)

Letter Group P

PANAVIA Aircraft GmbH - (Germany / United Kingdom)
PANHA (Iran) - (Iran)
Pashinin OKB - (Soviet Union)
Petlyakov OKB - (Soviet Union)
Piaggio Aero - (Italy / Kingdom of Italy)
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation - (United States)
Pfalz Flugzeugwerke - (German Empire)
Phonix Flugzeug-Werke - (Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Pilatus Aircraft - (Switzerland)
Piper Aircraft, Incorporated - (United States)
Polikarpov OKB - (Soviet Union)
Potez - (France)
Paristwowe Zaklady Lotnicze (PZL) - (Poland)

Letter Group Q


Letter Group R

Raytheon Company - (United States)
Officine Meccaniche Reggiane SpA - (Kingdom of Italy)
Republic Aviation Corporation - (United States)
Rockwell International - (United States)
Royal Aircraft Factory (RAF) - (United Kingdom)
Rumpler Flugzeugwerke - (German Empire)
Russian Helicopters - (Russia)
Ryan Aeronautical - (United States)

Letter Group S

Saab AB / Saab Group - (Sweden)
SAGEM Avionics, Incorporated - (France)
Salmson - (France)
Saunders Roe (SARO) - (United Kingdom)
SATIC - (France)
Savoia-Marchetti - (Kingdom of Italy)
Scaled Composites - (United States)
Schiebel - (Austria)
Schutte-Lanz - (German Empire)
SELEX (Leonardo) - (Italy)
SEPECAT (Breguet / BAC) - (France)
Seversky Aircraft - (United States)
Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (AVIC) - (China)
Shin Meiwa Industries (ShinMaywa) - (Japan)
ShinMaywa (Shin Meiwa Industries) - (Japan)
Short Brothers - (United Kingdom)
Siddeley - (United Kingdom)
Siemens-Schukert - (German Empire)
Sikorsky Aircraft - (United States / Russian Empire)
SKNL - (Poland)
Societe Pour L'Aviation et ses Derives (SPAD) - (France)
SOKO - (Yugoslavia)
Sopwith Aviation Company - (United Kingdom)
Sovremennye Aviatsionnye Teknologii (KB SAT) - (Russia)
Standard Aircraft Corporation - (United States)
SteelRock - (United Kingdom)
Sud Aviation - (France)
Sud-Ouest (Sud-Est) - (France)
Sukhoi OKB / Sukhoi Company - (Russia / Soviet Union)
Supermarine Aircraft - (United Kingdom)

Letter Group T

Tachikawa - (Empire of Japan)
Tadiran - (Israel)
Textron Aviation - (United States)
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) - (Turkey)
Transall - (France / West Germany)
Tucker - (United States)
Tupolev OKB - (Russia / Soviet Union)

Letter Group U

Ufag - (Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Utva - (Serbia / Yugoslavia)

Letter Group V

Vertol - (United States)
Vickers - (United Kingdom)
Voisin - (France)
Vought - (United States)
VTI - (Yugoslavia)
Vultee Aircraft Company - (United States)

Letter Group W

Waco Aircraft Company - (United States)
WB Electronics (WB Group) - (Poland)
Westland - (United Kingdom)
Whitman-Lewis - (United States)
Wright - (United States)

Letter Group X

Xian - (China)

Letter Group Y

Yakovlev OKB - (Russia / Soviet Union)
Yokosuka - (Empire of Japan)

Letter Group Z

Zeppelin-Staaken - (German Empire)