List of rotorcraft

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This is a list of rotorcraft, including helicopters, autogyros, rotor kites and convertiplanes.

A

A-B Helicopters

AAI

(American Aircraft International)

Aero

Aero-Astra

(Aviatsionnyy Nauchno-Yekhnicheskiy Tsentr Aero-Astra (Aero-Astra))

Aero Products

(API/Aeronautical Products Inc)

Aero-Sport International

AeroDreams

Aerokopter

Aeronautical Products

Aerospace General

Aérospatiale

Aerotécnica

Agusta

From 2000, AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland

Air & Space

Air Command

(Air Command International, Caddo Mills, Texas, United States)

Airmaster Helicopters

Amax Engineering

(Donvale, Victoria, Australia)

Ambi Budd

American Air Jet

American Helicopter

American Sportscopter

(Newport News, Virginia, United States)

AutoGyro

(AutoGyro GmbH)

Aviaimpex

Avian

Aviation Industries of Iran (AII)

Avicopter (Avic Helicopter Company)

AvioTecnica

B

Baumhauer

(Albert Gilles von Baumhauer)

Baylac

(Jean Baylac)

Bell/Agusta

Bell Helicopter Textron

Bendix Helicopters

Bensen

Bertin

(Léonce Bertin)

Boeing Helicopters (Piasecki Helicopter)

Borgward

Brantly

Bratukhin

Breguet

Bristol Aeroplane Company

Brondetti

Buhl Aircraft Company

Brondetti

C

Calumet Motorsports

(Lansing, Illinois, United States)

Canadian Home Rotors

Capital

(Capital Helicopter Corporation)

Cessna

Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation

Cicaré Helicópteros S.A.

Cierva Autogiro Company

British-built models

Columbia Helicopters

Continental Copters

Convair

Cornu

(Paul Cornu)

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Craft Aerotech

(Montana, United States)

D

Damblanc–Lacoin

(Louis Damblanc - Lacoin)

File:Alérion helicopter 120220 p190.png
The Damblanc–Lacoin Alérion helicopter under construction

Denel Aerospace Systems

DF Helicopters

Doak

(Doak Aircraft Co Inc, Torrance CA. )

Doman

Dorand

Dornier Flugzeugwerke

Douglas

Douheret

DSH

Dufaux

(Henri and Armand Dufaux)

Dynali Helicopter

E

Eagle

Eagle's Perch

Eich

Engineering System

Enstrom

Erickson Air-Crane

Eurocopter Group

F

Fairchild Hiller

Fairey Aviation

FAMA

(Fama Helicopters srl.)

Farcot

Farrington Aircraft

Paducah, Kentucky, United States

Faure

(Félix Faure)

Fiat

Filper

Firestone Aircraft Company

Flettner

Florine

(Nicolas Florine, Belgium)

Focke-Achgelis

Focke-Wulf

Frank

(Otto Frank)

G

Gadfly Aircraft

Gazda

GEN Corporation

Glenview

(Glenview Metal Products Company)

Gluhareff

(Eugene Michael Gluhareff / E (Eugene) Gluhareff Helicopter Corp, Palm Springs FL.)

Groen Brothers Aviation

Gyrodyne Company of America

Gyronautics

H

Hafner

Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

Hawker-Siddley

Heli-Sport

(Heli-Sport srl, Turin, Italy)

Helibras

Helibras is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters.

Helicopter Engineering Research Corporation

Hélicoptères Guimbal

Helowerks

Higgins

Hillberg Helicopters

(Fountain Valley, California)

Hiller Aircraft Corporation

Hillman

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation

  • MD500E light and multi-purpose helicopter
  • MD520N light and multi-purpose helicopter
  • MD530F light and multi-purpose helicopter
  • MD600N and single-turbine engine helicopter

Hoppi-copter

(1945: Hoppi-copters Inc (fdr: Horace T Pentecost), Boeing Field, Seattle WA. 1954: Capital Helicopter Corp.)

Hughes Helicopters

Hynes

I

Industria Aeronautică Română

Innovator Technologies

Irkut

J

K

KAI

Kaman Aircraft

Kamov

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Kayaba Industry

Kazan Helicopter Plant

Kellett

((W Wallace & Roderick G) Kellett Autogiro Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Kharkiv Aviation Institute

Kinney

(Cleveland, Ohio, United States)

Kjeller

L

Lackner

Lada Land

Landgraf Helicopter Company

Lecoin-Damblanc

(Louis Lecoin and Louis Damblanc)

Léger

Leineweber

(Curtis, William, and Victor H Leineweber, Chicago, Illinois)

Little Wing Autogyros, Inc.

(Mayflower, Arkansas, United States)

Lockheed

M

Manzolini

Marchetti

Marenco Swisshelicopter

Marrchetti

Masquito Aircraft

MATRA

(Mécanique Aviation TRAction)

McCulloch Autogyro

McDonnell

As McDonnell Douglas:

Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm

Midwest Engineering & Design

(Overland Park, Kansas, United States)

Mil Helicopters

Millennium Helicopter

(United States)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

N

Nagler

Nederlandse Helikopter Industrie

NHIndustries

Nord

Northrop Grumman

O

P

Panha

Papin-Rouilly

(A. Papin and D. Rouilly)

Pawnee Aviation

Pawnee Aviation, Inc., Longmont, Colorado, and later McCook, Nebraska, United States

Pentecost

(Horace Pentecost)

Perrin

Petróczy-Kármán-Žurovec

(Major Stephan Petróczy - Oberleutnant Dr. Theodor von Kármán and Ingenieurleutnant Wilhelm Žurovec)

  • PKZ-1[25] 1917 tethered helicopter (Schraubenfesselflieger)
  • PKZ-2[25] 1917 tethered helicopter (Schraubenfesselflieger)

Pflumm

(Manfred Pflumm)

Phoenix Rotorcraft

(Fallston, Maryland, and Louisburg, North Carolina, United States)

Piasecki

Pitcairn

Platt-LePage Aircraft Co

PZL

Q

R

Raven Rotorcraft

(Boulder Colorado and later El Prado, New Mexico, United States)

Redback Aviation

(Hoppers Crossing, Victoria, Australia)

Renard

(Colonel Renard)

Revolution Helicopter Corporation

Riggs

Robinson Helicopter

Rotor-Craft Corp.

(Glendale, California)

Rotorcraft Ltd

RotorSport UK Ltd

RotorWay International

Rotorwing-Aero

(Salt Lake City, Utah, United States)

S

Samu-Orosz-Hatházi

(Belá Samu, Jenö Orosz and Dániel Hatházi)

Santos-Dumont

Saunders

(S.E Saunders Limited)

Saunders Roe

Scheutzow

Schweizer Aircraft Corporation

Shahed Aviation Industries Research Center

Showers-Aero

(Milton, Pennsylvania, United States)

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Silvercraft Italiana

SNCAC

SNCASE

SNCASO

SOBEH

(Stichting voor Ontwikkeling en Bouw van Experimenteel Hefschroefvligtuig)

Sorokin

(N. I. Sorokin)

Spitfire Helicopter Company

Star Aviation

(United States)

Sznycer

T

Tenchen Tochen STREP

Texas Helicopter

(Texas Helicopter Corporation)

Thruxton

Transcendental Aircraft Corporation

TsAGI

(Tsentrahl'nyy Aerodinamicheskiy i Ghidrodinamicheskiy Institoot - Central Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics Institute; CAHI)

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)/AgustaWestland

U

United Helicopter, Inc

V

Vertical

(Vertical Aviation Technologies Inc (pres: Brad Clark), Sanford FL / Vertical Aviation Technology / VAT)

Vertol Aircraft Corporation

Villamil

(Federico Cantero Villamil)

Vortech

(Vortech, Inc., Fallston, Maryland)

W

Wagner

Westermayer

(Oskar Westermayer)

Westland Aircraft/Westland Helicopters

From 2000, AgustaWestland

Windspire Inc.

(Long Green, Maryland, United States)

Wombat Gyrocopters

(St Columb, Cornwall, United Kingdom)

X

Y

Yakovlev

Yamaha Motor Company

Unmanned helicopters

Youngcopter

Z

Zafar

Zaschka

Notes

US Army helicopters designations:

  • AH: Attack Helicopter
  • CH: Cargo Helicopter
  • OH: Observation Helicopter
  • RAH: Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter
  • UH: Utility Helicopter

Project acronyms

  • AAH: Advanced Attack Helicopter

See also

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