DAYTON, Ohio—The company handling licensing rights for the Wright Brothers trademark says two replicas of the brothers’ airplanes and early equipment have been sold to museums in China.
Wright Brothers USA LLC didn’t disclose terms of the deal it brokered. But the company’s CEO says two sets of the replicated planes and equipment will sell for close to seven figures each to Beijing Hangcheng International Investment Co.
The replicas are being prepared and built by Wright Aeroplane Co. in Dayton. The first set from the brothers’ early kite to the 1905 Flyer will be transported to China next month. The second set will be delivered in 2017.
The planes and historical curios will be displayed in museums and historical complexes in Xi’an and Chengdu.