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Encyclopedia > American General Aviation Corporation

American General Aviation Corporation, also known as AGAC, was an aircraft manufacturer, based in Greenville, Mississippi, USA between the late 1980s and 1993.


The company was established in about 1988 to place the Gulfstream American AA-5B Tiger back in production. The Tiger had originally been produced by Grumman American and then later by Gulfstream American with production ending in 1979. The Tiger remained a popular aircraft amongst pilots and owners and American General sought to capitalize on that popularity with the production of new aircraft. Grumman American AA-5 Traveler at Rockcliffe Airport, Ottawa, Ontario 2004 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger lands at Lachute Airport, Quebec, 2004 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger at Smiths Falls Airport, June 2004 The Grumman American AA-5 series is a family of all-metal, 4-seat, light aircraft. ... The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading producer of military and civilian aircraft of the 20th century. ... Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is located in Savannah, Georgia, USA and has been a unit of General Dynamics since 2001. ...


American General actually carried out a redesign of the Tiger, introducing many improvements over the older AA-5B, including a new split nose bowl that could be removed without removing the propeller, a new instrument panel, improved exterior lighting, a new fuel indication system, a 28 volt electrical system replacing the previous 12 volt system, a new style throttle quadrant and improvements to the heat and ventilation systems. These were enough changes that the FAA required an amended type certificate. This added to the time required to get the aircraft into production and the cost of doing so. The redesigned aircraft was known as the American General AG-5B Tiger Grumman American AA-5 Traveler at Rockcliffe Airport, Ottawa, Ontario 2004 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger lands at Lachute Airport, Quebec, 2004 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger at Smiths Falls Airport, June 2004 The Grumman American AA-5 series is a family of all-metal, 4-seat, light aircraft. ...


The newly redesigned aircraft was well received by the civil aviation community. Many aircraft reviewers at that time wrote that the AG-5B was an evolutionary improvement over the previous production AA-5B Tigers and a worthy successor.


The company commenced production with the 1990 model year, building 13 production aircraft that year. 87 aircraft were produced in 1991 and 54 in 1992. The final year of production was 1992 when 24 were produced before the company closed its doors. Total AG-5B production at American General was 181, including prototypes.


Production of the AG-5B design was taken up again in 2001 by a new company, Tiger Aircraft. Tiger Aircraft LLC is an aircraft manufacturer based in Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA. The company was established in 1999 with the aim of returning the AG-5B Tiger to production. ...


Aircraft by date

  • American General AG-5B Tiger (1990)

Grumman American AA-5 Traveler at Rockcliffe Airport, Ottawa, Ontario 2004 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger lands at Lachute Airport, Quebec, 2004 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger at Smiths Falls Airport, June 2004 The Grumman American AA-5 series is a family of all-metal, 4-seat, light aircraft. ...

Related aircraft

  • Bede BD-1
  • AA-1
  • AA-2
  • AA-5
  • GA-7

The BD-1 was the first design of American aeronautical engineer Jim Bede. ... 1970 Model American Aviation AA-1 Yankee The Grumman American AA-1 series is a family of light, 2-seat aircraft. ... The American Aviation AA-2 Patriot was a prototype four seat, all metal aircraft that was developed in 1970-71 by American Aviation of Cleveland Ohio. ... Grumman American AA-5 Traveler at Rockcliffe Airport, Ottawa, Ontario 2004 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger lands at Lachute Airport, Quebec, 2004 Grumman American AA-5B Tiger at Smiths Falls Airport, June 2004 The Grumman American AA-5 series is a family of all-metal, 4-seat, light aircraft. ... The Gulfstream American GA-7 Cougar is an all-metal, 4-seat, light twin-engined aircraft. ...

External links:

  • Tiger Aircraft Corporate website (http://www.tigeraircraft.com/)
  • The American Yankee Association (http://www.aya.org) - The aircraft type club that supports the American General AG-5B Tiger

List of aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers Aircraft type clubs exist to provide information and support to a single aircraft type or a group of aircraft types from the same manufacturer or family of aircraft. ... This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines: Piston engines Allison V-1710 Armstrong-Siddeley Puma Armstrong-Siddeley Nimbus BMW 801 Bristol Aquila Bristol Centaurus Bristol Hercules Bristol Jupiter Bristol Pegasus Bristol Perseus Bristol Phoenix Bristol Taurus Continental O-200 Daimler-Benz DB 601 De Havilland Cirrus De Havilland Gipsy De Havilland Gipsy Major... -1...


Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation This is a list of airlines in operation. ... This is a list of Air Forces, sorted alphabetically by country. ... This is a list of aircraft weapons, past and present. ... Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by country of origin. ... This is a timeline of aviation history. ...


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