Fábrica Argentina de Aviones SA (FAdeA)

Fábrica Argentina de Aviones SA (FAdeA)
National origin:
Service period:
1927 – present (96 years)

The Fábrica Argentina de Aviones SA (FAdeA), officially Fábrica Argentina de Aviones «Brigadier San Martín» S.A., is Argentina's main aircraft manufacturer. Founded on 10 October 1927 and located in Córdoba, for most of its existence it was known as Fábrica Militar de Aviones (FMA), until its privatization in the 1990s to Lockheed Martin. In 2009 the concession ended and is wholly owned by the Argentine government.

The FMA has produced innovative aircraft prototypes, but the state of the Argentine economy has usually prevented most of them from entering large-scale production. Nevertheless the FMA has managed to put several aircraft types of more conventional designs into full productions. It also engaged in production of licensed aircraft from other countries.

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