SNCASO (abbreviated from Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest, or commonly, Sud-Ouest) was a French aircraft manufacturer, which was formed in November 16, 1936, from the merger of the factories of Blériot of Suresnes, Bloch of Villacoublay and Courbevoie, SASO (Société Aéronautique du Sud-Ouest) of Bordeaux-Mérignac, UCA (Usine de Construction Aéronautique) of Bordeaux-Bègles, Société Aérienne Bordelaise (SAB) of Bordeaux-Bacalan and Lioré et Olivier of Rochefort. Additionally, SNCASO built a factory in Déols in 1936.[1]

Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest
IndustryAerospace, defence
FateAcquired (nationalization)
PredecessorBlériot, (Suresnes)
Bloch (Villacoublay)
Lioré et Olivier (Rochefort)
3 others
SuccessorSud Aviation
Defunct1957 (1957)
SO.6000 Triton n°3

SNCASO took over SNCAO's assets in 1941.

On March 1, 1957, SNCASO merged with SNCASE (Société nationale de constructions aéronautiques du sud-est), to form Sud Aviation.

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