Ryan started Ryan Airlines in 1925 with San Diego partner Ben
Franklin Mahoney. Conversions of existing aircraft lead to
Ryan's first original design, the M-1 in 1926.
1927: Ryan sells the company to his partner
who renames the company Mahoney Aircraft. Ryan's B-1
design was modified for Charles Lindberg's "Spirit of St.
1928: As Lindberg's aircraft is known as
the Ryan NYP, Mahoney changes the name of his company to Mahoney-Ryan
1929: Detroit Aircraft acquires
1931: Detroit Aircraft fails.
meanwhile...back in San Diego
1934: T Claude Ryan forms Ryan
Aeronautical. His flight school needs a good trainer and
he designs the S-T.
1947: Ryan acquires rights to North
1969: Ryan is acquired by Teledyne.
2003: A new Ryan
Aerospace is established by Hiram Ryan.