Nord Aviation

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Nord-Aviation (English: Northern Aviation) was a state-owned French aircraft manufacturer. It was created on October 1, 1954 upon the acquisition of SFECMAS (Société Française d'Étude et de Construction de Matériels Aéronautiques Spéciaux) by SNCAN (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord). The name Nord is also used as a generic name to refer to the Pingouin light aircraft.

The company was based in the centre of France, on the site of Bourges airport, in the département of Cher. In 1970, Nord Aviation merged with Sud Aviation to create Société Nationale d'Industrie Aérospatiale (SNIAS), later renamed Aérospatiale and ultimately merged into European aerospace corporation EADS in 2000.

Aircraft production (for SNCAN and Nord Aviation)[edit]

Nord 1203 Norécrin trainer
Nord 1500 prototype
Nord 262 airliner

Data from:Aviafrance SNCAN[1] and Aviafrance Nord[2]

Model Year Note
Nord 1000 Pingouin 1944 Communications and Liaison
Nord 1001 Pingouin I 1946 Communications and Liaison
Nord 1002 Pingouin II 1946 Communication and Liaison
Nord 1100 Noralpha 1944 Prototype - Liaison
Nord 1101 Noralpha 1946 Liaison
Nord 1102 Noralpha Liaison
Nord 1104 Noralpha 1950 Liaison - Engine test
Nord 1110 Nord-Astazou 1958 Engine Test
Nord 1200 Norécrin 1945 Tourer - Prototype
Nord 1201 Norécrin 1947 Four-seat cabin monoplane
Nord 1202 Norécrin II Tourer
Nord 1203 Norécrin II 1947 Tourer
Nord 1203 Norécrin III 1947 Tourer
Nord 1203 Norécrin IV 1947 Tourer
Nord 1203 Norécrin V 1947 Tourer
Nord 1204 Norécrin 1953 Tourer
Nord 1221 Norélan 1948 Light Trainer
Nord 1222 Norélan 1949 Light Trainer
Nord 1223 Norélan Light Trainer
Nord 1226 Norélan Engine test bed
Nord 1300 1945 Training Glider
Nord 1400 Noroit 1948 Flying Boat
Nord 1401 Noroit 1949 Flying Boat
Nord 1402 Noroit 1949 Flying Boat
Nord 1402A Gerfaut IA 1954 Delta-wing research aircraft
Nord 1402B Gerfaut IB Delta-wing research aircraft
Nord 1405 Gerfaut II 1956 Delta-Wing research aircraft
Nord 1500 Noréclair 1947 Carrier Torpedo Bomber
Nord 1500 Griffon I 1955 Research aircraft
Nord 1500 Griffon II 1957 Research aircraft
Nord 1601 1950 Research aircraft
Nord 1700 Norélic 1947 Research helicopter
Nord 1710 1950 Research helicopter
Nord 1750 Norelfe 1954 Research helicopter
Nord 2000 1948 Glider
Nord 2100 Norazur 1947 Military transport
Nord 2200 1949 Fighter
Nord 2500 Noratlas 1949 Military transport
Nord 2501 Noratlas 1950 Military transport
Nord 2502 Noratlas 1954 Civil transport
Nord 2503 Noratlas 1956 Engine test
Nord 2504 Noratlas 1958 French Navy flying classroom
Nord 2506 Noratlas Assault transport version
Nord 2507 Noratlas Rescue version
Nord 2508 Noratlas 1957 Cargo transport
Nord 2800 1950 Trainer
Nord 3200 1954 Primary trainer
Nord 3201 1954 Primary trainer
Nord 3202 1957 Primary trainer
Nord 3212 1957 Instrument flight trainer
Nord 3400 Norbarbe 1958 Army observation
Nord 260 1960 Civil airliner
Nord 262 1962 Civil airliner
Nord 500 1968 VTOL research
Nord CT20 1957 Radio-controlled drone
Nord CT41 1957 Radio-controlled drone
Nord R20 1957 Radio-controlled drone
Nord NC.853S 1957 Tourer
Nord NC.853G 1957 Tourer
Nord NC.854 1957 Tourer
Nord NC.854SA 1957 Militarised NC.854
Nord NC.856 1957
Nord NC.856A Norvegie 1957 Liaison / Observation aircraft
Nord NC.856B 1957 Four seater touring aircraft
Nord NC.856H 1957 Three-seater touring floatplane
Nord NC.856N Norclub 1957 Four-seater touring aircraft
Nord NC.858S 1957 Tourer
Nord NC.859S 1957 Tourer

Missiles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parmentier, Bruno. "SNCAN" (in French). France: Aviafrance. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Parmentier, Bruno. "Nord" (in French). France: Aviafrance. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 

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