Aircraft is the largest privately owned aircraft company in the
United States. Beginning with gliders in 1930, the company now
makes sailplanes, powered fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
1930: The Schweizer brothers build and fly
their first glider
1939: Schweizer Aircraft is incorporated.
1940: A SGS 2-8 establishes a new American
two-place distance record of 219 miles.
Cooled Motors subcontracts component manufacturing to Schweizer
1957: Schweizer contracts to build the
Ag-Cat for Grumman
1983: Schweizer becomes the licensed
manufacturer for the Hughes 269/300 series helicopters.