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Bensen Aircraft
Type Private company
Industry Aerospace
Fate Closed 1987
Founded 1952
Headquarters Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Carolina, United States
Key people President: Dr. Igor Bensen
Products Gyroplane kits

The Bensen Aircraft Corporation was established by Dr. Igor Bensen at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina in 1952 to develop and market a variety of helicopters and autogyros of Bensen's own design.

The most successful product was the Bensen B-8 that first flew in 1955 and remained in production until the company closed down in 1987.

Products[edit]

A Bensen B-8M, 1988

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Gunston, Bill (1993). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. pp. 44–45. 

External links[edit]


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