The Nieuport aircraft company started in 1902 as a supplier of engine components, gravitating toward the aviation industry as interest in flying picked up speed in early 20th century France.  Shortly before World War I, the company began designing and building aeroplanes, and during the war built several of the major types used by France, Britain and other countries.

After the war, Nieuport struggled to keep up with the state of the art in aircraft design, and faded from the scene in the 1930s through a series of mergers.

Nieuport II and IV

Nieuport 10 and 12

Nieuport 11

Nieuport 17 and 23

Nieuport 24 and 27

Nieuport 28