had a long history of designing and building reconnaissance, fighter
and trainer aircraft. Established in 1911, Morane-Saulnier
finally disappeared as part of Sud-Aviation in 1965.
1911: Leon and Robert Morane and Raymond
Saulnier form Société
Anonyme des Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier
1913: Company pilot, Roland Garros, flies
from St Raphael to Bizerta (454 miles) over the Mediterranean.
1963: Company taken over by Potez.
1965: Reorganization of the French aviation
industry leaves Morane-Saulnier part of Sud-Aviation.