Aichi Tokei Denki KK (Aichi Clock and Electric) began making aircraft at Funakata, Nagoya, in 1920. Major types (post-1935) included B7A torpedo/dive-bomber, D1A biplane bomber, D3A dive-bomber, E11A flying-boat, E13A…
Commercial Airplane Co. took over Japan's 767 work from CTDC July 1982.
Civil Transport Development Corp. formed 1978 to co-ordinate subcontract work by Fuji, Kawasaki and Mitsubishi on 767 programme, later adding 777. Work on 767 was co-ordinated by CAC, 777 by…
FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd) Established 15 July 1953 as successor to Nakajima Utsunomiya Manufacturing Division occupies 47.7 ha (117.9 acre) site, including 153,000 m² (1,646,880 sq…
Fukuda Kab. Kaisha was major glider firm, but planned large transport gliders never completed 1944.
Hisao Hagiwara formed company 1952 to develop light ramjet tip-drive helicopters (HCX-1 and -4) and, later, air-cushion vehicles.
Imperial Navy 11th Arsenal at Hiro studied imported Felixstowe F.5 and built 60 under licence 1923-6, later designated H1H. Navy Type 89 (later H2H) was improved version, 17 built 1929-30.…
Hitachi Kokuki KK formed May 1939 to operate factories at Omori, Tachikawa and Tokyo-Haneda acquired by merger of parent Hitachi Seisakusho KK with Tokyo Gasu Denki Kogyo KK. New plant…
Ishida Corp. of Nagoya has offices in Fort Worth and San Francisco, former handling major technical development of TW-68 tilt-wing 16-seat transport, expected to fly early 1996, but firm seeking…
Ishikawajima Kokuki KK formed at Tokyo December 1924, with factory at Tachikawa. Built small batches of 2-seat biplanes: T-2/-3 recon, R-1/-2/-3/-5 trainers and light ambulance (later designated KKY). KKY with…
Also known as C. Itoh & Co., Itoh Chu Kohku Seibi Kabushiki Kaisha formed Tokyo 1952; among many other activities developed N-58 Cygnet light cabin monoplane (1960) and N-62 Eaglet…
JAPAN AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Known as CTDC (Civil Transport Development Corporation) from 1973 until 1982, JADC is a consortium established by airframe manufacturers Mitsubishi, Kawasaki and Fuji to promote commercial…
Japan Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA Chapter 306) produced numerous ultralights from 1968.
KANEMATSU AEROSPACE CORPORATION Kanematsu (workforce 785 at 31 March 2000) is prime contractor for outfitting Hawker 800s to JASDF specifications. Fuji is systems integrator and responsible for U-125/U-125A maintenance. Kanematsu…
Kawanishi engineering works at Kobe established aircraft division 1921, building varied selection of types (mail-carrier, racer, passenger seaplane, trainer, fighter and planned trans-Pacific aircraft) as K-1–K-12 by 1928. In November…
KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA Company originated 1923 at Gifu when opened as Kakamigahara subplant for aircraft division of Kawasaki Dockyards. Present Gifu facility is on 712,000 m² (7.66 million sq…
In 1939 Imperial Army imported Kellett KD-1A to learn about autogyros. Damaged in crash, this was transferred to Kayaba Seisakusho KK, Sendai, to assist development of Japanese 2-seat observation autogyro.…
Masanori Kokubun built light aircraft 1972.
Kokusai Kokuki Kabushiki Kaisha (International Aircraft Co. Ltd) formed Okubo 1936 to build foreign designs under licence. Remained very small until merged June 1941 into Nippon Kokusai.
Kyushu Hikoki Kabushiki Kaisha was Watanabe under new name May 1943, name being that of island where 3 small factories (later 6) were located. Main strength was trainers for Imperial…
MITSUBISHI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd) Main Nagoya facility (previously known as Komaki North) was divided in 1989 into Aerospace Systems Works and Guidance & Propulsion Systems Works;…
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