Vertol Aircraft Corp
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Vertol Aircraft Corporation, the Canadian Company was operated as completely independent. It was formed in February 1954, on former RCAF airfield at Arnprior, Ontario, initially to service and overhaul helicopters. Vertol Aircraft Corp was the title from March 1956 of former Piasecki Helicopter Corporation of Morton, Pennsylvania.
Entered production with the Model 42A, a modified version of the Piasecki (Vertol) H-21 helicopter. A tandem-rotor general-purpose helicopter, it accommodated a crew of 1/2 and 18 passengers.
Helicopter products included Model 107 (civil), and CH-46 Sea Knight for naval supply. The latter was built by Kawasaki in Japan in 1978 as KV-107/II. Nearly 600 Vertol H-21 Work Horse military transport helicopters, Model 43 (military export version) and Model 44 (commercial transport based on H-21) were completed. Tilt-wing Model 76 VTOL research aircraft evaluated by USAF as VZ-2. Model 114/CH-47 Chinook heavylift military helicopter begun by Vertol, but primary development and production by Boeing Vertol.
Vertol was acquired by Boeing Company and became Vertol Division of the Boeing Company on 31 March 1960, later known as Boeing Vertol Company.
Canadian Vertol Aircraft Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertol Aircraft Corporation, was formed February 1954 at the former RCAF air base Arnprior, west of Ottawa, to repair and overhaul RCAF/RCN Vertol helicopters. Sizes and weights