Category Archives: Aircrafts

Bell Aircraft History

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system for some of Bell’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Bell aircraft and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Bell Aircraft Corporation was a US aircraft manufacturer that is known for creating the first ever supersonic aircraft, the Bell X-1. Bell Aircraft has built numerous fighter aircrafts for World War II, as well as different types of civilian and military helicopters. Bell Aircraft was bought by Textron in 1960 and is now known as Bell Helicopter.

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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...

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 Sales. Being...

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, and a larger facility, the...

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