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Jodel

 
Established at Beaune in March 1946, by Jean Delemontez and Edouard Joly, the former as business and technical manager, latter as test pilot. Initial activities concerned with repair of gliders and light aircraft of Service d'Aviation Legare et Sportive on behalf of French government. In parallel, Jodel designed and built D.9 Bebe single-seat light monoplane, first flown January 1948. After official tests with D.9, French government ordered two prototypes of two-seat D.11 (Salmson engine) and D.111 (Minie engine). Followed by D.112, and D.140 Mousquetaire. All built for private use in France and other countries. License built by other French companies including Alpavia, Societe Aeronautique Normande and Wassmer. Licences for building in Germany, Italy, Spain and other continental countries also granted. Delemontez left to join Pierre Robin at Centre Est Aeronautique CEA) in 1957. Various wood/fabric Jodel models remain available through supply of plans and/or kits/components via SAB in Beaune (also D.9 Bebe via Falconar in Canada), including D.9 Bebe single-seater, D.11 two-seater, D.18 two-seater (developed from Delemontez-Cauchy DC-01 and first flown 1984), D.19 nosewheel version of D.18, D.20 Jubilee two-seater of 1997 and the first SAB aircraft offered as a complete kitplane, and D.150 Mascaret two-seater (formerly commercially built by SAN in France).

Societe des Avions Jodel, 36, Route de Seurre, 21-Beaune, France.

 


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