Hughes Aircraft Company 1932 - 1997

industry:
Aerospace manufacturer,
Defence contractor,
Weapons manufacturer
Nationality:
American
based:
United States

1932 - founded by Howard Hughes in Culver City, California.

Hughes Aircraft Company was a major American aerospace manufacturer and defense contractor. 1985 - General Motors acquired the Hughes Aircraft Company from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The resultant company became part of GM Hughes Electronics.

Hughes Aircraft and its subsidiaries produced many noted and inovative products including the 'Spruce Goose', H-4 Hercules transport aircraft, the XH-17 'Sky Crane' helicopter and the AIM-4 guided missile, as well as space probes, rocket motors and satellite technology.