Bendix Aviation Corporation
The Bendix Aviation Corporation was a manufacturer of aircraft parts based from 1929 to 1960 in Los Angeles, California.
It was started by inventor Vincent Bendix in 1929 as a continuation of his auto parts company. It was renamed to Bendix Corporation in 1960, and in 1983 was acquired by the Allied Corporation (later Allied Signal) and combined with King Radio Company to form Bendix/King. Now owned by Honeywell, Bendix/King remains a brand of avionics.
Bendix Aviation developed and manufactured advanced carburetion for aircraft engines; landing gear oleo struts; jet engine fuel controls for early J79 engines; and designed guidance systems and assembled the Talos missile for the US Navy.
Bendix aviation masks and gauges were also modified and tested for use in diving and hyperbaric applications.