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Edo Aircraft Corporation

Edo Aircraft Corporation
Former type Aviation
Fate Renamed
Successors EDO Corporation
Founders Earl Dodge Osborn
Defunct 1947
Products Aircraft floats, aircraft
A DHC-2 Beaver on Edo floats, 2004
DC-3 on amphibious EDO floats. Sun-n-Fun 2003, Lakeland, Florida, United States

Edo Aircraft Corporation was an American aircraft manufacturing company known primarily for manufacturing pontoons for floatplanes.


The Edo Aircraft Corporation began operations on October 16, 1925. Although EDO's founder, Earl Dodge Osborn, had dreamed of building airplanes, his first successful product line was EDO floats. Because of a new innovative design, the use of aluminum rather than wood, and the simple fact that good runways were hard to find in the 1920s, demand built quickly for the floats. With the outbreak of World War II, the company's focus shifted, and EDO began to provide subassemblies for military aircraft. This shift in emphasis led to the company being renamed the EDO Corporation in November 1947.

The corporation had a factory built 1940 to the designs of the New York-based architectural firm of Mamfeldt, Adams & Prentice in Long Island City, New York City for $305,000[1][2]



  1. ^ "Questionnaire for Architects’ Roster and/or Register of Architects Qualified for Federal Public Works [1] April 30, 1946.
  2. ^ "Questionnaire for Architects’ Roster and/or Register of Architects Qualified for Federal Public Works [2] February 27, 1953.

External links

  • Long Island Technology Hall of Fame
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