Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du Midi (abbreviated SNCAM[1]:2) was a state-owned French aircraft manufacturer. The company was formed following the resolution of the 1936 general strike of French heavy industry, when the government of Léon Blum introduced an act to nationalize the French war industry on or before April 1, 1937.[1]:2 The former Dewoitine aircraft company was placed under government control, and renamed SNCAM.[2] The company had been formed as one of six state-owned Société Nationales in the 1936 nationalistation of military industries, in late 1940 these were re-organised and SNCAM was absorbed by SNCASE. SNCASE later merged with SNCASO to form Sud Aviation.[1]:13 Through subsequent mergers, SNCAM's former holdings are now part of the EADS group.

Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du Midi
IndustryAerospace, defence
FoundedFrance (c. April 1, 1937 (1937-04-01))
Defunct1941 (1941)



  1. Hartmann, Gérard (2005-01-05), Les réalisations de la SNCASE (PDF) (in French), retrieved 2009-07-15, Il est décidé qu’au plus tard le 1er avril 1937, seront constituées en France six sociétés de construction aéronautique : les Sociétés nationales de construction aéronautique du Nord (SNCAN), de l’ouest (SNCAO), du Midi SNCAM), du Sud-Ouest (SNCAO), du Centre (SNCAC), du Sud-Est (SNCASE) plus une septième, la Société nationale de Construction de Moteurs (SNCM).
  2. "Dewoitine D.520", EADS website, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, 2006-12-15, archived from the original on 2007-05-18, retrieved 2009-07-16, At this time, Dewoitine was wrapped up with his company in the governmental SNCA du Midi (Societé Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Midi).

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