In December of 1903, the inventors of the Wright Flyer, Wilbur and Orville Wright, launched their historic homemade flying machine into the air above Kitty Hawk, N.C. This was the inception of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, and was called The Wright Aeronautical Company. The Wright Aeronautical Company made more history in 1929, when it merged with Glenn Curtiss' Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
Today, Curtiss-Wright is an integrated and market-facing global diversified industrial company with a focus on advanced technologies for demanding applications in the worldwide aerospace, energy, industrial and defense markets. Our customers demand reliable, safe, and innovative solutions. They have come to rely on our experience and the reputation of our engineering excellence, customer satisfaction, superior performance, and technical innovation.
The spirit of innovation drove our company’s founders, Glenn Curtiss, and Wilbur and Orville Wright, to achieve feats of scientific development and advancement once thought impossible. This same spirit drives us to be the best at what we do, whether it’s taking the lead in defining and developing next-generation rugged board-level and subsystem technologies, providing one of the world's most widely-installed Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) systems, and creatively integrating embedded hardware and software in response to specific customer requirements. We deliver on the promise of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics through the deployment of the latest technologies - backed by industry-leading longevity and support programs - to fit the unique and demanding requirements of the defense, aerospace, and industrial marketplaces.