R.B.C. 'Bob' Noorduyn had lifetime of aircraft design in several companies before opening Noorduyn Aircraft Ltd (soon changed to Noorduyn Aviation) May 1935, occupying former Curtiss-Reid premises in St Laurent, Montreal. One product, Norseman utility transport (14 November 1935), initially with Wright Whirlwind or P&W Wasp Junior but main production all with 550-hp Wasp. Total by Noorduyn 896, including 749 UC-64A for USAAF. In 1946 assets sold to Canadian Car and Foundry, which built small number before selling rights 1953 to Noorduyn Norseman Aircraft which provided support to owners.