Category Archives: Helio

History of Helio

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

The Foundation of Helio Aircraft

Otto Koppen and Lynn Bollinger founded Koppen-Bollinger Aircraft Corporation in 1948. They were to concentrate in developing light short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircrafts. The venture was renamed as Helio Aircraft Corporation in the early 1950s when they started manufacturing the Helio Courier.

The fight over Helio Courier

General Aircraft Corporation bought Helio Aircraft in 1969....