Établissements A. Deperdussin
Formed February 1910; built more than 2 single- and twin-engine monoplanes, most designed by Béchereau and Herbemont, including racers with Béchereau monocoque fuselages that set many world speed records. Deperdussin arrested for embezzlement in August 1913 and company placed in receivership. In early 1914, Louis Béchereau, then technical director of the firm, and Louis Blériot, founder of Blériot Aéronautique, gain control of company, which they renamed Société Anonyme pour l'Aviation et ses Dérives (SPAD).
SD lists two military craft dated 1914, which suggests that production continued during the receivership.
|Names||Établissements A. Deperdussin|
|Key people||Armand-Jean-Auguste Deperdussin, Louis Béchereau, André Herbemont, Frederick "Frits" Koolhoven, Louis Blériot|