Osrodek Konstrukcji Lotniczych, aircraft construction centre, set up at WSK Warsaw-Okecie 12 October 1957 to take over all Polish aircraft design (previously handled by IL). Main projects MD-12 20-passenger airliner…
Roman Orliński’s RO-7 Orlik (Eaglet) sport monoplane flew 22 February 1987, plans marketed.
Zaklady Mecaniczne E. Plage & T. Laskiewicz formed 1864 at Lublin, and aviation division formed 1920 as soon as country independent. Began by licence production of Ansaldo SVA Balilla (70)…
Podlaska Wytwórnia Samolotów (Podlasian aeroplane factory) was established 1923 at Biala Podlaska, with extensive facilities which grew with large orders for licensed aircraft, notably Avia and Potez. From 1926 produced…
Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze (national aviation establishment) was set up as Poland’s main aircraft design and production organization 1 January 1928, having previously been CZL (central aviation establishment) and originally in…
Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze Mielec Sp. z o.o. (Polish Aviation Factory LLC) As the result of a restructuring process carried out by the Polish government, the former WSK-PZL Mielec and its…
Wytwórnia Sprzętu Komunikacyjnego (Transport Equipment Corporation) PZL-Świdnik S.A. Świdnik factory (formerly WSK-Świdnik) recently completed 50 years of aircraft manufacture, having been established 1 January 1951; engaged initially in manufacturing wings…
Warsaw technical high school produced aeroplanes which grew to support an industry: see Doswiadczalne Warsztaty Lotnicze. All types were designated RWD from designers Rogalski, Wigura and Drzewiecki. RWD.1 (September 1928)…
SERWIS SAMOLOTOW HISTORYCZNYCH JANUSZ KARASIEWICZ (Janusz Karasiewicz Historic Aircraft Service) SSH is certified by the Polish Aviation Authority as an approved production organisation under JAR 21, Subpart G. In addition…
Largest Polish aircraft plant, at 39-300 Mielec, produced over 15,000 aircraft 1948-92. Full title Wytwórnia Sprzętu Komunikacyjnego PZL Mielec (transport equipment manufacturing centre, Mielec). Since 1960 delivered 12,000 An-2 in…
WSK-Świdnik factory began 1951 making parts of LiM-1 (MiG-15) jet fighter, followed by 1,700 SM-1 (Mi-1) helicopters, followed by 450 derived SM-2. Design office grew, later devoted entirely to turbine-engined…
Polish designer W. Zalewski teamed up with V.F. Savalyev to design SZ No. 1 quadruplane (23 April 1916), built at 2nd Aircraft Park, Smolensk (Russia), using 100-hp Gnome Mono. Aircraft…
Zjednoczenie Przemysłu Lotniczego, United Aircraft Industry, state overall management organization 1948-80: see ZWSLS.
ZAKŁAD REMONTÓW I PRODUKCJI SPRZĘTU LOTNICZEGO (Aviation Equipment Repair and Production Works) Edward Marganski has been connected with the design of several Polish light aircraft. His latest designs are the…
Designer of 2-seat helicopter built by GIL institute 1950.
Since 1981 governing body of aviation industry has been Zrzeszenie Wytwórców Sprzętu Lotniczego i Silnikowego PZL, association of aircraft and engine industry.
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