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The Arsenal de I'Aéronautique Chatillon‐sous‐Bagneux An Account by the Technical Editor of a visit in which was seen some of the work being carried out at this Establishment of the French Government Prototype Centre

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 June 1947

Abstract

THE Arsenal de I'Aéronautique occupies a unique position in French aviation some‐what analagous to that held prior to and during the Four Years' War by the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough. Founded in 1936, it was intended to be a State factory under the direct control of the Ministére de I'Air for the study and evolution of prototypes and new equipment. It was established with the object of producing prototypes of airframes and engine‐coupling equipment which could ultimately go into production in one of the Sociétés Nationales and it was also definitely considered as a competitor to these concerns. (It is of interest here to point out that the four great French nationalized companies, Centre, Nord, Sud‐Est and Sud‐Ouest, which were founded in 1936 from various private companies are not under the strict control of the Air Ministry. In point of fact, they exercise considerable freedom much as any other large concern; the nationalizing consisting mainly of additional capital added by the State to counter the disastrous effects of the ever‐falling franc.)

Citation

(1947), "The Arsenal de I'Aéronautique Chatillon‐sous‐Bagneux An Account by the Technical Editor of a visit in which was seen some of the work being carried out at this Establishment of the French Government Prototype Centre", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 19 No. 6, pp. 178-183. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031513

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