SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTIONS AERONAUTIQUES DU SUD EST
Formed December 1936. Incorporated elements
et Olivier, Potez, Romano and SPCA. Company
thus became responsible for development and production
of LeO.45 twin-engined bomber, first flown January 1937,
outstanding in many points
of design and much used and
adapted during and after Second World War. Built also
Romano trainers and LeO.43 catapult floatplane, of type
first flown December 1934.
SE 5000 Baroudeur
In 1941 the company absorbed
SNCAM. Early post-Second World War products
included Languedoc four-engined airliner, developed from
Bloch 161 of 1939, which entered service between Paris
Sud-Est SE.3120 "Alouette"
in 1946, and was ordered additionally for military
use. Military types in development included Grognard
twin-jet attack aircraft of 1950; the unique trolley-launched
skid-landing Baroudeur strike aircraft
of 1953; and Mistral
and Aquilon developments of the British de Havilland
Vampire and Sea Venom. Especially notable original developments
were the Alouette helicopter series first flown in
1951, and the rear-engined twin-jet Caravelle in 1955.
Became part of Sud-Aviation.