Costruzioni Aeronautiche Ing. O. Pomilio & C.
Ottorino Pomilio and Umberto Savoia were in the Italian Battaglione Aviatori when they became aeroplane designers for the Direzione Tecnica dell'Aviazione Militare and designed the SP1 in 1914-1915. The SP1 was developed in conjunction with Fiat and built by Fiat, which see. In December 1915, Pomilio and Savoia resigned the military and in February 1916 formed their own company, Costruzioni Aeronautiche Ing. O. Pomilio & C. for which they built a factory and airfield outside of Turin.
First prototype was SP2, an improved Farman-type pusher 2-seater, flown at their airfield 10 July 1916. The SP2's main production was handled by Fiat but Pomilio produced about 350 SP3s and 146 SP4s. The next design was a tractor 2-seater, apparently designed by Pomilio, since it was designated PC. By August 1917, some 545 PDs and 1,071 PEs had been produced. A number of other designs are attributed to the Pomilio factory.
SD lists name as Fabrica Aeroplani Ing. O. Pomilio. That may have been a later or an alternate name for this company Costruzioni Aeronautiche Ing. O. Pomilio & C, SA. Savoia appears to have left in 1916 to join Ansaldo, the famed ship building firm in Genoa, which had been asked by the Italian government to produce a new fighter aeroplane.
- Gunston, 1993, p26, 116, 242, 269, 277
- Gunston, 2005, p28, 164, 369; 411, 424
- SD123, 232, 250-251; 232; 259
|Names||Costruzioni Aeronautiche Ing. O. Pomilio & C., SA, appears also known as Fabrica Aeroplani Ing. O. Pomilio. (Pomilio, Savoia-Pomilio)|
|City||factory and airfield outside of Turin.|
|Key people||Ottorino Pomilio, Umberto Savoia|