Cessna built his first aircraft in 1911. In 1925 he formed
Travel Air Corp with Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman.
In 1927 Clyde Cessna struck out on his own and
formed the Cessna Aircraft Co.
Cessna specializes in light single and twin-engine
aircraft, light to mid-sized business jets and light military
jets. The company has built more airplanes than anyone else in
the world (www.cessna.com).
1992: Cessna Aircraft is acquired by Textron.
Cessna acquires Columbia Aircraft.