Category Archives: Aircraft

History of Bellanca Aircraft

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust systems of some of Bellanca aircraft. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Bellanca and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Bellanca Aircraft: Its Foundation  After Giuseppe Mario Bellanca, the designer and builder of Italy’s first aircraft, came to the USA in 1911, he began designing aircrafts for different firms, including the Maryland Pressed Steel Company, Wright Aeronautical Corporation and the Columbia Aircraft Corporation. Bellanca founded his own company, Bellanca Aircraft Corporation of America in 1927, sited first ...

History of Beechcraft

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system some of Beech’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Beechcraft and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Beechcraft’s Foundation Beechcraft was founded in the year 1932 by the husband-and-wife tandem of Walter and Olive Ann Beech. Beechcraft first operated in an idle Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas. Walter Beech previously formed Travel Air in 1924. Travel Air was absorbed by Curtiss-Wright in 1929 where Beech became President of the airplane division, and Vice President for ...

Aircraft Welding Diaries: History of Piper

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system for some of Piper’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Piper and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Piper’s Foundation Piper was founded by Clarence Gilbert Taylor and Gordon Taylor as the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Company in September of the year 1927, in Rochester, New York. By April of the year 1928, it was renamed as Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation. Gordon died shortly thereafter in an aircraft accident. Through William Piper’s financing, ...

Aircraft Welding Diaries: History of Cessna

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft welding of some of Cessna’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Cessna and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Cessna’s Foundation Cessna Aircraft started as the Cessna-Roos Aircraft Company in 1927 by Clyde Cessna and Victor Roos. Clyde Cessna was a farmer in Rango, Kansas. In June 1911, he was the first person to have flown between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains – and using an aircraft he built on his own at that. Afterwards, ...

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