HUMBERT AVIATION Humbert's most recent design is the Tétras, although the earlier Moto du Ciel, designed in 1984, remains available.
The company's first product is the Isatis01 ultralight.
ISSOIRE AVIATION Issoire Aviation was established in 1978 as a successor to Wassmer Aviation. Its subsidiary, Rex Composites, is responsible for carbon fibre airframes. Current product is the APM-20/21 lightplane,…
JURCA AIR FORCE-COMITÉ MARCEL JURCA M Marcel Jurca (1921-2001) designed a series of high-performance light aircraft and replicas of Second World War fighters over a period of 55 years. Most…
René Leduc devoted life to high-speed aircraft whose fuselage formed integral ramjet. Bench-tested ramjets at Argenteuil from 1929, starting construction of 0.10 aircraft 1935 and flying it as glider October…
LOUIT SA Louit is an ISO 9002-qualified company producing small boats, vehicles and aircraft components for Socata, Eurocopter and others.
Soc. Georges Messier, Soc. Française de la Matériel d'Aviation, built research aircraft July 1934 with bicycle landing gear to test various landing gears; all-metal low-wing (250-hp Hispano HS6).
Messier-Bugatti (Snecma group), is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of products, ranging from design and manufacture to in-service support,…
NOIN AERONAUTIQUE ALPAERO The Exel is the fourth design produced by Claude Noin, whose father was a noted soaring pilot of the 1950s and was first to cross the Alps…
PJB AEROCOMPOSITE SARL PJB Aerocomposite, a division of spares supplier PJB Aviation Support, took over construction and development of the Aviakit Hermes, renaming it Vega. New 15,000 m² (161,460 sq…
AVIONS POTTIER The prolific Jean Pottier designed numerous light aircraft for amateur construction or assembly. The P200 series has been built commercially by several manufacturers in addition to being available…
PROTOPLANE AIRCRAFT DESIGN & PROTOTYPING In 2003, a mockup of the proposed Massaï motor glider was shown at Paris.
REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIE Originally Avions Max Holste, founded 1933; Cessna acquired 49 per cent share in February 1960; name then changed to Reims Aviation, which licensed to manufacture Cessna aircraft…
ROBIN AVIATION Formed October 1957 as Centre Est Aéronautique; name changed to Avions Pierre Robin 1969; acquired July 1988 by Compagnie Francaise Chaufour Investissement (CFCI) and incorporated into Aeronautique Service…
SAUPER AVIATION SA Sauper formed in 1992 to build the Chéreau J.300 Joker ultralight, which is now marketed under the name of the parent company. A new aircraft, the Papango,…
Société Française d'Aviation Nouvelle was established 1935 by M. Chasseris (Nieuport director) to build lightplanes and gliders. Bought licence for BAC (Kronfeld) Drone, produced in modified form as SFAN 2,…
Société Française de Constructions Aéronautiques formed July 1934 to produce aircraft (initially to designs of M. Maillet) at Surèsnes factory of Blériot-Aéronautique. First was Maillet 20 high-speed 3-seat low-wing monoplane,…
GECI INTERNATIONAL Formed in 1979, GECI International is a transport-orientated engineering and consulting company with a staff of 400. It has contributed to the Fairchild Dornier 728 and various business…
Giant producer of engines built Atar Volant VTOL test rig (tethered flights under remote control began 22 September 1956) followed by piloted C.400 P-2 (14 May 1957) and C.450 Coléoptère…
SOCATA Société de Constructions d'Avions de Tourisme et d'Affaires (Subsidiary of EADS) Formed 1966 as a subsidiary of Aerospatiale responsible for light aircraft. By mid-2002, Socata had produced over 2,100…
Motorboat-builder Alphonse Tellier produced at least 6 aircraft 1909-16 before testing T.2 flying-boat (June 1916), developed into better T.3 (January 1917) with 200-hp HS8b, Tellier building 53 and Nieuport 47.…
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