Embraer is based in San José dos Campos, Brazil. Though it began as a government initiative in 1969, Embraer became a privately owned company in 1994. As of 2006, the airplane manufacturer employed 17,000 people, mostly in Brazil. Embraer sells commercial and executive jets. Embraer also supplies military aircraft to various countries, including the EMB […]
General Dynamics is based in Falls Church, Virginia and has 81,900 employees around the world. The Aerospace group of General Dynamics is comprised of General Dynamics Aviation Services and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Beginning in 1958, Gulfstream Aerospace has specialized in designing and manufacturing advanced corporate jet aircraft. This includes mid-size and large cabin airplanes ...
Al Mooney began Mooney Airplane Company in 1929. In 1953, they moved their operation from Wichita, Kansas to Kerrville, Texas. Mooney designs and manufactures high performance four-seat, single-engine, piston-powered aircraft. Their production line consists of the M20 Bravo GX, the M20 Ovation2 GX, and the M20 Acclaim. Mooney serves over 8 000 customers and has […]
Raytheon Company is based in Wichita, Kansas and in 2006 employed 8,000 people around the world, the majority of them in Kansas. Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech founded Beech Aircraft Corporation in 1932 to manufacture and develop business aircraft. During World War II, the company produced 7,400 aircraft for the U.S. military. In 1947, […]
HELI-EXPO trade show is sponsored by Helicopter Association International (HAI) and focuses on the civil helicopter industry. In 2006, more than 16,000 people attended. Exhibitors numbered 526, and 49 aircraft filled the 512,000 square foot convention center. At the Heli-Expo trade show, visitors can see a wide range of helicopters including some of the latest […]
Airbus opened for business in 1970, and by 2006 had grown to employ 55,000 people. Airbus manufactures aircraft that have more than 100 seats. Based in Toulouse in France, Airbus is an European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company. They produce 14 different aircraft, including the A380, which will have seating for 555 people and be […]
Based in Chicago, Boeing manufactures commercial jets and military aircraft, rotor craft, missiles, launch vehicles, defense and electronic systems, and communications systems. The company employs more than 155,000 people in 67 countries. Boeing’s long history includes development of bombers, fighter planes, and surveillance aircraft. In 1997, Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas. The ...