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Societe Pour L'Aviation et ses Derives

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1914 Blériot became the president of the Deperdussin company. He renamed it as the Societe Pour L'Aviation et ses Derives (SPAD).

WWI The SPAD company produced the famous SPAD fighter aircraft flown by all the Allied countries, of which 5,600 were made for France.

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