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There are countries that are absolutely not associated with aircraft.

The only and very large — even global level — a Pakistani manufacturer of aviation equipment. Founded in 1971, with the assistance of the air force of Pakistan to ensure that army aircraft of its own production. The company started with the production licensing the Dassault Mirage III and other aircraft, but today makes their own model. In the photo — PAC produced a main plane, CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder, a joint development of the PAC and the Chinese company Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) writes “Popular mechanics”.


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Niki (Bulgaria). One of the few in Europe and unique in Bulgaria manufacturer of gyroplanes. The company is producing gyros in the format of kit-sets. In addition, models of various sizes and form factors in the picture — Niki Kalithea.


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Airo (United Arab Emirates). Aircraft manufacturer in the UAE, it would seem, to build a flying limousine luxury, but in fact, makes light planes under license in the Czech Urban Air. In the picture — Airo 5 UL, a licensed version Urban Air Samba.


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AeroAndina (Colombia). Colombian manufacturer of small aircraft, has existed since 1971. At this point in the line of several models in the picture — plane AeroAndina MXP-1000 Tayrona (cruising speed — 190 km/h, range 600 km, technical ceiling 3660 m).


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BRM (Portugal). Portugal it’s hard to call air power, and the aircraft manufacturer there is only one questionable character. BRM makes small aircraft, but the engineers from Zenith have repeatedly stated that the BRM is nothing more than an illegal copy of their developments. In the picture model BRM Citius.


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IPTN (Indonesia). The largest Indonesian company operating in the industry of aviation. Established in 1976, however IPTN — the successor of the earlier aircraft factories, formed the Indonesian air force in 1946. the range of the company at different times and with different aircraft, licensing and own development, as well as equipment, spare parts; the company also services and repairs aircraft. In the picture is the CASA/IPTN CN-235 is a joint development with the Spanish Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA.


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Hamsa Raj (India). In India, several aircraft manufacturers, including much larger — Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Mahindra Aerospace. But we decided to include in the survey a small group from Bangalore that produces ultra-light airplanes, not far removed from the paragliders. The picture shows Raj Hamsa X-Air basic model, which is based on a portfolio.


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Utva (Serbia). Serbian company was founded in 1937 and after the breakup of Yugoslavia remained in Serbia, where he successfully works to this day. The first prototype training aircraft Lasta took to the air in 1985, today is his “incarnation” Lasta 95 (pictured). The largest order came from Lasta Iraq in 2007 — just 36 of these machines.


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IAR (Romania). Industria Aeronautică Română, Romanian oldest manufacturer of aircraft and helicopters. The company exists since 1925 and in different times did a variety of aircraft — gliders, aircraft of various classes. Today, the company makes only helicopters, the basic model is a military transport IAR 330L Puma.


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AIDC (Taiwan). The Taiwanese company, founded in 1969, today develops and manufactures numerous aircraft for military and civil purposes. The most famous aircraft is a multipurpose supersonic fighter AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo, producing since 1994.


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