Edo Aircraft Corporation
|Founders||Earl Dodge Osborn|
|Products||Aircraft floats, aircraft|
Edo Aircraft Corporation was an American aircraft manufacturing company known primarily for manufacturing pontoons for floatplanes.
The Edo Aircraft Corporation began operations on October 16, 1925. Although EDO's founder, Earl Dodge Osborn, had dreamed of building airplanes, his first successful product line was EDO floats. Because of a new innovative design, the use of aluminum rather than wood, and the simple fact that good runways were hard to find in the 1920s, demand built quickly for the floats. With the outbreak of World War II, the company's focus shifted, and EDO began to provide subassemblies for military aircraft. This shift in emphasis led to the company being renamed the EDO Corporation in November 1947.
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