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Aircraft manufacturing involves lot of research and development. Designing and manufacturing each part requires special techniques, materials and technologies. Most of the processes are classified and we may never know how exactly the parts were manufactured and what materials were used.
The first aircraft factory was setup in Dayton, Ohio by Wright Brothers. The wright Company was setup with headquarter in New York.
|Name||Founding Year||Founder||Headquarters||Official Website||Aircraft Manufactured|
|Lockheed Martin Aeronautics||1995 (Merger of Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta)||Allan and Malcolm Lockheed||Bethesda, Maryland||https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/business-areas/aeronautics.htmlLockheed Martin Official Website||F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II|
|Boeing Defense, Space & Security||1916||William E. Boeing||Chicago, Illinois||https://www.boeing.com/defense/index.pageBoeing Official Website||F/A-18 Hornet, F-15 Eagle, F-22 Raptor (previously in partnership with Lockheed Martin)|
|Northrop Grumman Corporation||1939||Jack Northrop||Falls Church, Virginia||https://www.northropgrumman.com/what-we-do/aerospace-systems/Northrop Grumman Official Website||B-2 Spirit (Stealth Bomber)|
|General Dynamics||1952 (as General Dynamics Corporation)||Vannevar Bush||Chicago, Illinois||https://www.gd.com/General Dynamics Official Website||F-16 Fighting Falcon|
|Raytheon Technologies (formerly Raytheon Company)||1922||Laurence K. Marshall, Charles G. Smith, and Vannevar Bush||Waltham, Massachusetts||https://www.rtx.com/||AIM-9 Sidewinder (air-to-air missile)|
|Textron Aviation (Cessna and Beechcraft)||Cessna: 1927, Beechcraft: 1932||Royal Little||Wichita, Kansas||https://txtav.com/Textron Aviation Official Website||A-37 Dragonfly (Cessna), T-6 Texan II (Beechcraft)|