Monthly Archives: March 2016

History of Partenavia

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system for some of Partenavia’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Partenavia and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now.

Foundation of Partenavia

Partenavia was formed as Partenavia Construzioni Aeronautiche in 1957 by Naples University Professor Luigi Pascale. Professor Pascale himself designed and flew some Partenavia aircrafts. Pascale bought a factory in Arzano that same year. In 1959, Partenavia became a limited company. The P. 57 Fachiro is Partenavia’s first major aircraft. The P. 57 Fachiro is a four-seater high-wing...

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 in Richmond...

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