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Encyclopedia > Fairchild Aircraft
For other uses, see Fairchild (disambiguation).

Fairchild is the name of a San Antonio, Texas (USA) -based aircraft manufacturer.


The company was founded by Sherman Fairchild in 1925 as Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing Company, based in Farmingdale, New York.

During the 1950s and 1960s it built 206 Fokker Friendships as the F-27 and FH227.

Later, the company built the A-10 Warthog.

In 1996, after the company's take over by Dornier, the company was renamed FairchildDornier.

Today, the company is known as M7 Aerospace.

External links

  • M7 Aerospace (http://www.m7aerospace.com) - Company Web Site

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Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (817 words)
The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner or the Fairchild Aerospace Metro is a 19-seat, pressurised, twin turboprop airliner first produced by Swearingen and later by Fairchild.
Late in 1971 Swearingen was acquired by Fairchild, and the plant in San Antonio, Texas where the Metro was built became part of Fairchild Aircraft Corporation.
Although Fairchild studied a version with a "stand-up" cabin (as in the Beechcraft 1900D) this was not built.
Fairchild - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (348 words)
Fairchild was an aerospace manufacturing company based at various times in Farmingdale, New York, Hagerstown, Maryland, and San Antonio, Texas.
Among its activities during World War II was producing a twin-engine trainer, the Fairchild AT-21 Gunner, at a former rayon mill in Burlington, North Carolina.
In 1956 the company acquired rights to the Fokker Friendships, producing 206 of the aircraft as the Fairchild F-27 and Fairchild Hiller FH227.
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