A 1925 Ford Model 2-AT. The 2-AT was a commercial plane first made by Stout Metal Airplane Co. in 1924.
In wartime and in peace, automakers have turned to aviation
A B-24 Liberator bomber in 1944.
Ford produced 8,685 Liberators at its Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti, Mich., during World War II. The automaker is said to have made one airplane every 63 minutes.
Workers at General Motors' Eastern Aircraft Division assemble Avenger torpedo bombers in 1943. The unit also built fighters.
GM's Fisher Body plant in Lansing, Mich., assembled wing parts called ailerons for B-29 Superfortress long-range heavy bombers.
Porsche and aircraft maker Embraer came up with an exclusive deal in 2020: Customers who opted for a special-edition Embraer Phenom 300E business jet could also buy a matching customized Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Saab Gripen fighter aircraft. Saab's aviation history goes back to the company's founding in 1937.
Honda Aircraft Co., a subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., delivers its first HondaJet light business jet in 2015.
Honda Aircraft Co. says it delivered 31 of its HondaJets globally in 2020.
A Trent EWB engine at Rolls-Royce's Testbed 80 facility in Derby, U.K. Rolls is one of the world's largest makers of commercial aircraft engines.
BMW Group's Designworks handled the cabin and seat design for Taiwanese startup Starlux Airlines' A321neo fleet.
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