Les Ateliers d'Aviation Liore et Olivier

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Key founders: Fernand Liore and Henri Olivier, two agricultural and general engineers.

Built designs by some 15 early aviators including Morane-Saulnier biplanes (over 2,000 built) and Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter biplanes (nearly 3,000 built); first major original design under LeO designation was LeO 4 reconnaissance biplane, September 1916. Post WWI built many sea and land planes, including bombers, fighters, and passenger airliners. Plants were nationalized in the 1930s.

Plants nationalized appear to include Argenteuil, Clichy, Lavallois, Amberieu, and seaplane works at Rochefort. Those which existed prior to 1917 need to be identified.

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Names Les Ateliers d'Aviation Liore et Olivier, LeO
Country France
City 46-48, Boulevard de la Revolte, I, rue Chaptal, Levallois-Perret (near Paris)
Affiliations
Keywords biplanes, seaplanes, military
Started aero 1912
Ended aero Nationalized by 1937
Key people Fernand Liore, Henri Olivier