Aircraft Designs

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Aircraft Designs Inc
TypePrivate company
OwnerMartin Hollmann

Aircraft Designs Inc was a US aircraft design and manufacturing firm founded in Monterey, California by Martin Hollmann in 1976.[1] Apart from working on its own designs, the firm provides design and engineering analysis to other aerospace ventures.[2]

Hollmann and his company carried out much subcontract work, particularity in his areas of expertise, including aeroelasticity and structural analysis. He also designed a number of gyroplanes.[2]

The company was dissolved on 30 January 2012 and owner Martin Hollmann died 12 October 2012 of cancer.[3][4]


Summary of aircraft built by Aircraft Designs
Model name First flight Number built Type
ADI Sportster 1974 Single-engine two-seat gyroplane plans
ADI Condor 1981 Single-engine, twin boom, two-seat motorglider.
ADI Bumble Bee 1983 Single-engine single-seat gyroplane
ADI Stallion 1994 Single-engine six-seat touring light aircraft


  1. ^ Cliche, Andre: Ultralight Aircraft Shopper's Guide 8th Edition, page F-1. Cybair Limited Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-9680628-1-4
  2. ^ a b Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 94. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ "In Memory of Martin Hollmann". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  4. ^ "Aircraft Designs Inc". 27 September 2020. Archived from the original on 13 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.

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