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Is that the converted Enstrom Allison 250-c 20 single pilot bench seat fitting 3 pax? F. Lee Bailey stole the whole project,,,,1989 or so???

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I think Spitfire went out of business after their joint project with Spain didn't work out.



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Adding this entry from recent findings:

 

Haig Helicopter Company

  • Founded 194? by C. R. Haig, Jr. ... relocated to Oakland Municipal Airport, California, 1946.
  • Projects included the Model R-2 and R-3 helicopters.
  • Defunct in 1949.

 

Haig-K Aircraft Corporation

  • Founded 1952 by Haig Kurkjian at Main Line Airport in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
  • Known for the HK-1 helicopter.
  • Defunct in 1978 after fires destroyed equipment and company assets. Full history here.


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ooooo i forgot about this thread! Time tp compile some material :3



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Aerotechnik

Established in the early 1960s and developed the WGM 21 and WGM 22 helicopters. Became Evektor-Aerotechnik in 1970 and is still active.

 

Bölkow

Founded in 1948 by Ludwig Bölkow. Merged with Messerschmitt AG to form Messerschmitt-Bölkow in 1968 and in the following year merged with Hamburger Flugzeugbau (HFB) to form Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB). MBB was bought by Deutsche Aerospace AG (DASA) during 1989 (the aerospace subsidiary arm of Daimler-Benz AG) in 1989, then merged with Aérospatiale-Matra in France and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) in Spain in 2000 to form the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), which is known today as Airbus Group (Airbus SE).

 

Dornier Flugzeugwerke

Founded in 1914 by Claude Dornier as Dornier Metallbau. Became a part of Daimler-Benz in 1985 which created several subsidiaries and the family-owned Lindauer Dornier GmbH. The majority of Dornier Aircraft was acquired by Fairchild Aircraft to form Fairchild Dornier in 1996, which went bankrupt in 2002. Many of the different subsidiaries were bought by other companies or became part of the EADS. The medtech division was sold to an investment company and is now known as Dornier MedTech which is still active today. 

Dornier Seawings GmbH however is also still active because it's privately owned by the Dornier family.



-- Edited by Leela25 on Tuesday 7th of April 2020 03:57:31 PM

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