Northrop / Grumman

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company was an American aircraft manufacturer formed in 1916 by Glenn Hammond Curtiss. After significant commercial success in the 'teens and 20s, it merged with the Wright Aeronautical in 1929 to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

Jack Northrop founded three companies using his name. The first was the Avion Corporation in 1928, which was absorbed in 1929 by the United Aircraft and Transport Corporation[2] as a subsidiary named “Northrop Aviation Corporation” (and later acquired by Boeing). The parent company moved its operations to Kansas in 1931, and so Jack, along with Donald Douglas, established a “Northrop Corporation” located in El Segundo, California, which produced several successful designs, including the Northrop Gamma and Northrop Delta. However, labor difficulties led to the dissolution of the corporation by Douglas in 1937, and the plant became the El Segundo Division of Douglas Aircraft.


YA-9A • B-2 Spirit •  YB-35 •  YB-49


F-5 Freedom Fighter • F-5ETiger II •  YF-17 Cobra • F-20 Tigershark

YF-23 Black Widow II (mit McDonnell Douglas) •  F-89 Scorpion

WW2 /Trainer & Others

N-32 Raider •  P-61 Black Widow •  XP-56 •  XP-79 Flying Ram

T-38 Talon •  X-4 Bantam • RQ-4 GlobalHawk • Tacit Blue • MQ-8 Firescout

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Northrop YA-9A

Nothrop YB-35

Northrop YB-49

Norhrop B-2 Spirit

Northrop B-21 Raider

Learjet 85

Bombardier 850 Challenger

Bombardier Global Express

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“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”