|Privately held company|
|Fate||business wound up|
|Predecessor||Falconar Aviation Ltd (1960s), Falconar Aviation Ltd (1985)|
|Defunct||June 30, 2019|
|Products||Aircraft parts, kits and plans, Aircraft fabric covering|
Number of employees
Founded in the 1960s by aeronautical engineer Chris Falconar, the company created a new aircraft fabric covering process called Hipec. The company also acquired a large list of aircraft designs that were either orphaned, like the Fauvel AV.36 glider, or long out of production and added their own designs to the line. The company provided plans and kits for all their designs, as well as parts and modification kits for other aircraft, including the Ercoupe.
In 1963 Falconar partnered with designer Marcel Jurca to produce the Jurca Gnatsum. By 1967, Falconar recommended a large number of changes to the design, which resulted in Jurca leaving the project. The modified aircraft was developed as the Falconar SAL Mustang, first flown in 1971 after significant cost overruns. Falconar Aircraft Ltd was sold to George F. Chivers and other investors and operated as Sturgeon Air Ltd with Falconar as an employee until 1973.
In 1985 Falconar established a new Falconar Aviation Ltd. with the assets of A & B Sales and the rights to many Jurca plans. Falconar also carried on operations as president of Hirth engines during this time. In 1994 the company was dissolved following legal disputes and was reestablished in its current form as Falconar Avia Inc. in 1995.
Falconar died on 9 September 2018. The company operations were wound up on 30 June 2019 and the design rights sold. Phil Hale of Manna Aviation bought the rights to the F-series aircraft, plus the Minihawk, 2/3 Mustang and the S14 Miranda. Leon McAtee of Excogitare LLC bought the rights to the Fauvel plans, while Todd Kammerdiener bought the rights to the Cubmajor and Cub Majorette.
|Model name||First flight||Number built||Type|
|Fauvel AV.36||31 December 1951||Glider|
|Falconar AMF-14H Maranda||1 (2011)||Light aircraft|
|Falconar AMF-S14 Super Maranda||1961||95 (2011)||Light aircraft|
|Falconar Cubmajor||Light aircraft|
|Falconar Majorette||Light aircraft|
|Falconar F9A||1965||30 (1998)||Light aircraft based on the Jodel D9|
|Falconar F10A||Light aircraft based on the Jodel D9|
|Falconar F11 Sporty||101 (2011)||Light aircraft based on the Jodel D11|
|Falconar F12A Cruiser||20 (2011)||Light aircraft based on the Jodel D11|
|Falconar Golden Hawk||1983||4 (2001)||Light aircraft based on the American Aerolights Falcon|
|HM.290 Flying Flea||Light aircraft designed by Henri Mignet|
|HM.293 Flying Flea||Light aircraft designed by Henri Mignet|
|HM.360 Flying Flea||Light aircraft designed by Henri Mignet|
|HM.380 Flying Flea||Light aircraft designed by Henri Mignet|
|Falconar Minihawk||1 (1998)||light aircraft|
|Falconar SAL Mustang||1969||18 (2012)||P-51 Mustang 2/3 scale replica|
|Falconar Teal||December 1967||amphibious light aircraft|
|Druine Turbi||circa 1953||light aircraft|
|Falconar Master X||models only||Twin engined light aircraft under development|
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- Hunt, Adam & Ruth Merkis-Hunt: Finishing With Hipec, Kitplanes June 2001 pages 70-74. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
- Falconar Avia (28 March 2010). "Hipec Finishing System". Retrieved 12 November 2012.
- "A Chip off the old blockbuster". Air Progress. November 1971.
- "Falconar History". Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "Obituary". Retrieved 13 September 2018.
- Falconar Avia (30 June 2019). "Notification of Closure". falconaravia.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
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