Garrett AiResearch was an innovative gas
turbine company and held a large part of the general aviation and light
military propulsion market. Its Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, Arizona
facility is still a large part of Honeywell's aircraft engine business.
1946: Cliff Garrett opens AiResearch at Mines Field (now Los Angeles
1968: Signal merges with the Garrett Corporation. Garrett AiResearch
continues as a separate division of the Signal Companies.
1981: The AiResearch name is dropped. The engine business is named Garrett
Turbine Engine Company.
1985: Allied Corp. and the Signal Companies merge to form AlliedSignal.
Garrett loses its separate identity.