THRUSH AIRCRAFT INC Former Ayres Corporation bought Albany factory and manufacturing nad world marketing rights to Thrush Commander-600 nad -800 from Rockwell International General Aviation Division in November 1977. Acquired…
Established as division of Thunder Developments Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, 1975, to produce 8/10-scale replicas of Second World War fighters, marketing P-40C, Spitfire IX and Fw 190A.
Thunderbird Aircraft Inc. established November 1927 at Glendale (LA) to develop Thunderbird biplane (July 1926) designed by Theo Woolsey, who became president. This 3-seater built with 90-hp OX-5 as Thunderbird…
Thurston Aircraft Corp. established 1966 at Sanford, Maine, building HRV research hydrofoil aircraft and then Teal amphibian. Taken over by Schweizer, then Teal Aircraft. Meanwhile Thurston designed Explorer/Observer landplane versions…
TIGER AIRCRAFT LLC On 12 May 2000, Tiger Aircraft acquired the Type Certificate for the AG-5B Tiger, last employed by American General Aircraft Corporation. It also holds the AA-1 Type…
Without forming company, Tilbury Flash built by Owen Tilbury and Cecil Fundy, Bloomington, Illinois (March 1932); possibly smallest of all National racers (45-hp Church engine much modified), empty weight 270…
Otto W. Timm took post of VP and chief engineer of the O.W. Timm Airplane Corp., Glendale, CA, 1926, to build Timm Biplane (July 1927) with open cockpit for 2…
O.W. Timm formed Timm Aircraft Co., still at Glendale, 1935 to build T-800 high-wing transport (2 x 420-hp Whirlwind) with 2-seat cockpit and cabin for up to 10, using patented…
TITAN AIRCRAFT While continuing to produce the Tornado ultralight, Titan has expanded its range with a scaled-down representation of the Second World War North American P-51 Mustang.
THE KING'S ENGINEERING FELLOWSHIP Production of the Angel 44 light twin is now the responsibility of Angel Aircraft Corp.
TM Aircraft, Pennsylvania, formed to market plans and part-kits of W. Terry Miller’s TM-5 (1980) aerobatic 2-seat monoplane.
Edward Todd built light sporting aircraft 1963.
Tony Team Industries produced sporting aircraft 1977.
Towle Aircraft Co. incorporated 1928 at Detroit to produce TA-3 8-passenger amphibian (typically 2 x 220-hp Whirlwind).
Toyota Aviation USA, wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese giant, hopes to enter lightplane market with all-composites aircraft powered by Lexus car engine, prototype designed and built by Scaled Composites (late 1991).
Tradewind Turbines Corp. obtained from Soloy rights to Allison turboprop Bonanza October 1989, since marketed major conversion with B17D turboprop, wing radar and wingtip tanks.
Trans-Florida Aviation Inc., Sarasota, formed 1957 to market Cavalier 2-seat tip-tanked executive conversions of P-51D Mustang; became Cavalier 1967.
Transcendental Aircraft Corp., Glen Riddle, PA, formed about 1946 to produce 1-G convertiplane with 160-hp Lycoming driving tilting proprotors on wingtips (15 June 1954).
Transland Co., subsidiary of Hi-Shear Rivet Tool Co. at Torrance (LA), produced air spraying/dusting equipment from 1950, from 1953 producing Ag-2 designed for Transland by Texas A&M (11 October 1956).…
Travel Air Manufacturing Co. formed at Wichita October 1924 by group including Walter H. Beech, Clyde Cessna and Lloyd Stearman. Travel Air 1000 (August 1925) 3-seat biplane was better than…
Trecker Aircraft Corp. formed 1955 at Milwaukee as subsidiary of machine-tool giant, to assemble and distribute Piaggio P.136 as Trecker Gull. In 1960 added P.166 as Trecker 166, but inactive…
In 1961 Al Trefethen took over Sport-Aire II (see Stark) and marketed plans.
Assisted by 4 brothers, Frank Trella, Detroit, built 6 aircraft of original design from 1924. T-100–T-104 were biplanes, T-105 was high-wing monoplane and T-106 (September 1949) was side-by-side high-wing twin-boom…
Tremaine Aircraft, San Diego, CA, produced Humming Bird light aircraft 1926. First crashed La Brea but others followed plus HB racer version.
Produce tricycle landing gear mod. for Quickie Q2.
Tri Turbo Corp., Camarillo, CA, produced for Specialized Aircraft conversion of DC-3 with 3 x PT6A-46 turboprops; inactive after Jack Conroy’s death 1979.
Tridair Helicopters, Costa Mesa, CA, market twin-engined conversions of Bell LongRanger called 206L-3ST Gemini ST.
Tubular Aircraft Products Co., LA, produced improved Thorp Sky Scooter 1964-6.
L.G. Tucker produced light aircraft 1983.
Tucker Aircraft Co., Detroit, proposed lightweight fighter May 1940; design accepted as XP-57 but company failed before issuing drawings.
M.C. Tunison, Santa Ana, CA, 1911, produced several one-offs ending 1928 with beautifully streamlined Scout with 4-seat cabin, 180-hp Hispano, 190 mph.
TURBINE DESIGN INC Company activities include US; sales of a kit version of Eurospace F-15-F Excalibur using 10 uncompleted airframes obtained from Sokol of Russia, a turboprop Rolls-Royce 250-engined F-15-F…
Turbotech Inc., Washington, hold over 30 STCs in respect of rebuilds and upgrades involving installation of more powerful engines, mainly to Cessna, Grumman and Stinson aircraft.
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