Etablissements Adolphe Bernard formed April 1917, building SPAD fighters while Bernard designed first original product, AB.1 twin-engined bomber. In early 1918 Louis Béchereau left SPAD and joined Bernard to design…
Alain Besneux built VW-engined light aircraft 1973.
Marcel Besson was designing aircraft before 1912. After 1914 he produced biplane and triplane trainers, followed in 1917 by triplane flying-boats powered by pusher engines of 180, 300 or 450…
This company holds rights to the Sky Ranger ultralight, which is built under licence in Ukraine by Aeros and distributed by several dealerships throughout the world.
Société des Avions Blanchard produced several prototypes, nearly all flying-boats, 1920-24. One type, Brd.1 bomber/reconnaissance boat, equipped first such unit of Aéronautique Maritime 1923-6.
Louis Blériot made large brass car headlamps. Also constructed unsuccessful ornithopter (flapping wing) 1901, and Voisin-Blériot glider seaplane 1905. Blériot III and IV made by Voisin. First successful machine was…
Parisien Marcel Bloch was assigned to help manage production of Caudron G.III 1914, and 4 years later with Potez set up SEA (Société d'Etudes Aéronautiques) at Suresnes, producing outstanding SEA.4…
Little known of earlier types, but Model 16 was slatted/flapped 2-seat monoplane (June 1930) and Model 20 was low-wing 4-seat cabin monoplane (100-hp Renault), built at works of S. Poite…
Assisted by Aéro-Club d'Auvergne, Jean Boillon completed Fulmo 2-seater 1963.
Société Boisavia set up 1946 and in same year flew B.50 Muscadet high-wing 3-seater. Developed into B.60 Mercurey 4-seater, series production including 240-hp tug version. Last design was B.260 Anjou…
Société Aérienne Bordelaise, successor to Dyle et Bacalan, controlled by Nieuport-Delage, built small numbers of twin-fuselage bombers and transports 1929-31.
Gabriel Borel produced series of monoplanes 1909-14, numbered Bo.1-Bo.19, most having superficial resemblance to Moranes except for 1913 pushers. Bo.11 served with Aéronautique Militaire and, as seaplane, with RNAS. Most…
Avions Légers Bourgois (not Bourgeois) produced AT.35 2-seat parasol monoplane 1928. AM.50 seaplane added lower wing.
Michel Brandt, then chief engineer of Robin, built aerobatic aircraft 1976.
Formed Ateliers d'Aviation et Recherche, works at Juvisy, best known for Type 220 airliner for 10 passengers, high-wing monoplane with GR9 Jupiter on nose and pylon-mounted upper nacelle with 2…
Built BG-1 all-metal 4-seater 1985.
Brothers Louis and Jacques, of famed Breguet clock and watchmaking family, collaborated with Prof. Charles Richet to build first helicopter to lift a man (19 September 1907). Improved Breguet-Richet II…
Breguet and René Dorand established Syndicat d'Etudes du Gyroplane 1931, building Gyroplane Laboratoire coaxial helicopter. Flown November 1933, regarded in France as first fully successful helicopter.
Ateliers Gérard Brobecker built light aircraft 1967.
Avions Maurice Brochet produced series of high-wing cabin aircraft simple enough for home construction. M.B.50 (1948) open cockpit; rest were 2-, 3- or 4-seat cabin machines designated M.B.60, 70, 71,…
André Brunet designed 2 parasol monoplane 2-seat fighters built by Ateliers des Mureaux and often referred to as Mureaux aircraft; 3C2 flew June 1927 and 4C2 1928. Latter served as…
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