AviaBellanca Aircraft Corporation is an American aircraft design and manufacturing company. Prior to 1983 it was known as the Bellanca Aircraft Company. The company was founded in 1927 by Giuseppe Mario Bellanca.

After Giuseppe Mario Bellanca, the designer and builder of Italy's first aircraft, came to the United States in 1911, he began to design aircraft for a number of firms including Maryland Pressed Steel Company, Wright Aeronautical Corporation and Columbia Aircraft Company. Bellanca founded his own company, Bellanca Aircraft Corporation of America, in 1927, sited first in Richmond Hill, New York and moving in 1928 to New Castle (Wilmington), Delaware. In the 1920s and 1930s, Bellanca's aircraft of his own design were known for their efficient, low operating cost gaining fame for world record endurance and distance flights. Lindbergh's first choice for his New York to Paris flight was a Bellanca WB-2. The company's insistence on selecting the crew drove Lindbergh to Ryan.

Bellanca remained President and Chairman of the Board from the corporation's inception on the last day of 1927 until he sold the company to L. Albert and Sons in 1954. From that time on, the Bellanca line was part of a succession of companies that maintained the lineage of the original aircraft produced by Bellanca.


  • 1922 CF (Bellanca-Roos Aircraft Company)
  • 1928 CH-200 / - Pacemaker
  • 1929 CH-300 / - Pacemaker
  • 1929 Bellanca TES (Bellanca TES Tandem "Blue Streak", X/NR855E)
  • 1930 CH-400
  • 1930 P / C-27 Aircruiser
  • 1934 Bellanca 28-70
  • 1934 Bellanca 77-140
  • 1937 Bellanca 28-90
  • 1937 Bellanca 17-20 - 5 seat cabin monoplane, not built
  • 1945 Bellanca 14-13 Cruisair
  • 1949 Bellanca Cruisemaster
  • 1964 7ECA Citabria (by Champion, prior to Bellanca acquisition)
  • 1965 7GCAA Citabria (by Champion, prior to Bellanca acquisition)
  • 1965 7GCBC Citabria (by Champion, prior to Bellanca acquisition)
  • 1966 17-30 / Viking
  • 1968 7KCAB Citabria (by Champion, prior to Bellanca acquisition)
  • 1970 8KCAB Decathlon (by Champion, prior to Bellanca acquisition)
  • 1971 7ACA Champ
  • 1973 T-250 Aries
  • 1974 8GCBC Scout
  • 1975 19-25 Skyrocket II

Source: Wikipedia