Aviation Normand Dube is a Canadian aircraft manufacturer based in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec and founded by Normand Dube. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of ultralight and light aircraft in the form of kits for amateur construction and ready-to-fly aircraft.[1][2]

Aviation Normand Dube Inc.
Company typePrivately held company
Key people
Normand Dube
ProductsLight aircraft
ServicesHelicopter sales, machining

The company was founded in 1982 as a machine shop and metal fabricator. In 2011 a Robinson Helicopter Company dealership and repair centre was added in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, selling the Robinson R44 and carrying out repairs to the R44 and Robinson R22.[3]

The company's first aircraft was introduced in 1985, the two-seat Normand Dube Aerocruiser for the Canadian advanced ultralight category. In 1988 this was enlarged to become the four-seat Normand Dube Aerocruiser Plus and in 1997 the six-seat Normand Dube Aerocruiser 450 Turbo was added to the line.[1][2]

In November 2018 company founder and owner, Normand Dubé, was convicted in Quebec court of criminal charges after his use of an Aerocruiser homebuilt to carry out an attack on Hydro Quebec's powerline infrastructure. In December 2020 he fled while on bail and was believed to be in hiding.[4][5][6]


Normand Dube Aerocruiser on skis

Summary of aircraft built by Aviation Normand Dube:


  1. ^ a b Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 94. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 99. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Aviation Normand Dube (15 March 2017). "Aviation Normand Dube". aviationnormanddube.com. Archived from the original on 9 November 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  4. ^ Niles, Russ (4 November 2018). "Terrorism By Homebuilt?". AVweb. Archived from the original on 27 December 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  5. ^ Drinkwater, Steve (13 November 2018). "Aircraft Designer Normand Dubé Imprisoned". Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. Archived from the original on 30 October 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Quebec Pilot On 'Most-Wanted' List". Canadian Aviator. 26 December 2020. Archived from the original on 27 December 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2020.