Safety Aircraft Corp., San Leandro, CA, formed about time of Depression as research centre, but became general subcontract and manufacturing firm, building several prototypes, e.g. Capelis.
SAFIRE AIRCRAFT COMPANY Safire, formed in September 1998, was developing the S-26 six-seat business jet, but in April 2003 announced the larger, all metal Safire Jet, which will be the…
Louis Salina and Earl Hoffman produced SH-1 Susie Bee aerobatic sport biplane (2 July 1967).
North American engineers M.E. Salvay and George Stark formed Skyhopper Airplanes Inc. to build sporting aircraft. Skyhopper low-wing monoplane (26 March 1945) flew 1,000 hr by 1948; plans marketed, one…
Santa Ana (California) Aircraft Co. produced small number of VM-1 high-wing 3-seaters, 80-hp Anzani or any other radial engine up to 150 hp (5 January 1928).
Saturn Aircraft Engineering, Oxnard, CA, built Meteor 5-seat light twin (13 September 1960).
SCALED COMPOSITES INC Scaled Composites founded 1982; bought by Beech Aircraft Corporation (now part of Raytheon) June 1985; sold back to Burt Rutan November 1988 and integrated in joint venture…
In 1977 Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, acquired from AJI rights to Turbo Star 402 and 414 (Cessna turboprop conversions); in 1991 converted 8 Twin Otters with giant windows and quiet…
Schaefer & Sons established before 1917, then built RS fighting scout (9 December 1917). RS from designer N.B. Robbins and builder Schaefer. Prototype tested at San Diego by Signal Corps.
Schafer Aircraft Modifications Inc., formed 1977 at Waco, TX, produces conversions of Cheyenne II, Chieftain and pressurized Navajo with PT6A turboprops, and, with Aero Modifications International, rebuild of DC-3 with…
Schapel Aircraft Co. formed Reno, 1973, produced S-525 Super Swat ag-aircraft (pusher PT6A turboprop) 1980, SA-882 Flying Wing 1985 (180-hp Mazda).
Formed about 1963 by Webb Scheutzow to develop light helicopter with main rotor blades held in rubber bushes. Resulting Bee side-by-side 2-seater (180-hp) flew 1966. Money ran out 1977.
Schmuck Aircraft Co., LA, formed 1928 to produce Monarch 3-seat biplane, marketed by Monarch Aerial Corp. Failed 1930.
Schramm Aircraft built light aircraft 1967.
R.E. 'Dick' Schreder built at least 1 powered version of his many sailplanes 1962.
SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION Established 1939 by Ernest Schweizer (1912-2000) to produce sailplanes; from mid-1957 to 1995 made Grumman (later Gulfstream American) Ag-Cat, initially under subcontract, but as Schweizer-owned product from…
Vancouver, Washington, firm carrying out STOL and/or performance improvements on Beech, Cessna, Maule, Piper, Stinson and Waco light aircraft.
SEASTAR AIRCRAFT INC Seastar has undertaken a fundamental redesign of the Seawind amphibian which it now offers complete or as a kit. The next product will be the Adventurer turbo-powered…
SEAWIND INC Seawind has recently announced that it is pursuing certification for its Seawind 300C amphibian, a derivative of the earlier Seawind 2000 and 3000. Production will be in a…
Security National Aircraft Corp. established by 'Bert' Kinner 1933 at Downey (LA), to build S-1-A Airster side-by-side low-wing 2-seater similar to Kinner Sportster. Suspended manufacture at No. 15 in 1935,…
Seguin Aviation established 1967 at Seguin, TX, to produce Geronimo upgrade of Piper Apache.
Seibel Helicopter Co. established March 1948 by Charles M. Seibel (ex- Bell) to build S3 helicopter (1947) and 2 forms of S4, before selling out 1 March 1952 to Cessna,…
SEQUOIA AIRCRAFT CORPORATION Sequoia has marketed the F.8L Falco since 1979.
Serv-Aero Engineering, Salinas, CA, upgraded ag-aircraft, including replacement of R-1340 Wasp by R-1820 Cyclone or PT6A turboprop.
Glendale, CA, produced Loadmaster utility transport conversions of Convair L-13A.
Service Aviation Co. formed 1921 at Wabash, Indiana, chiefly to convert DH-4 aircraft and parts into 4-passenger transports; traded as SATTCO.
Alexander P. de Seversky was Russian bomber pilot 1915, shot down and lost leg, became third-highest-scoring fighter pilot 1917, air attaché in USA 1917, wisely stayed on and became DoD…
Father/son team George and Loran Sharp, Newhall, CA, produced several aircraft. No. 7 being Meteora 2-seat helicopter (85-hp Continental).
SHERPA AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING CO Sherpa Aircraft is in the process of certifying the Sherpa 300 derivative of its earlier six-seat aircraft version. In 2001, the company announced that it had…
Shinn Engineering, Santa Ana, CA, produced about 50 modified Morrisey 2150 in 1959-62.
Sierra Industries, Uvalde, TX, market wide range of (ex-R/STOL) performance/safety modifications to general-aviation aircraft.
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT (Subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation) Founded as Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corporation in 1923 by late Igor I Sikorsky; has been division of United Technologies Corporation since 1929, but…
Silvaire Aircraft Co. formed Ft Collins, Colorado, 1954, in January 1955 purchasing rights to Temco (ex-Luscombe) Silvaire, producing slightly improved 8F version 1958-61.
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