World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers: From the Pioneers to the Present Day
Here, within one book, is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of man’s attempts to design, develop, and mass-produce airplanes and rotorcraft since 1852. More than 3,000 entries, illustrated with more than 700 photographs, feature odd-ball contraptions and their eccentric designers, as well as the big companies who have become household names. This new edition reflects the fundamental changes that have occurred in the aviation industry since the turn of the millennium. Each entry indicates the nationality of the company or individual concerned; while it may not come as a surprise to see the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany heading the list of countries with the most manufacturers, readers may be interested to discover Brazil has 35, South Korea eight, and the Channel Islands and Luxembourg one apiece. 2nd Edition.