was a pioneer aviator who formed Aeroplanes Hanriot et Cie at
the beginning of World War I. Starting by building Sopwith
1-1/2 Strutters, the company developed its own design, the HD.1 in
1916. Hanriot focused on trainer and sport aircraft in the
1914: Aéroplanes Hanriot et Cie is formed
1930: On death of René Hanriot company
becomes Lorraine-Hanriot, a division of Société Général
1933: SGA breaks up, Marcel Hanriot forms a
new Compagnie des Avions Hanriot.
1936: Nationalization law creates SNCA du
Centre (Aérocenter) which takes over Hanriot and Farman.