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Barataria Industries

(a proud member of the of the Trans-Global Enterprises family)

Current Products
Boucanier Aircraft


Shortly after the ill-fated Bay of Pigs operation in 1961, Barataria Aeronautical Corp. was approached by Trans-Global Enterprises ("TGE") with a request for multi-purpose utility aircraft with exceptional short take off and landing capabilities. A prototype --dubbed "Le Boucanier" in honor of the company's founder--was flown in late 1961, and immediately proved that it would be a robust high-wing aircraft capable of performing a wide range of missions: passenger, cargo, aerial survey, search and rescue, supply dropping, paradropping, water bombing, glider towing and aerial agricultural roles. *

This aircraft is available in a wide range of configuations:


The Boucanier is also available in a float plane version (here, an air ambulance owned by the Order of St Hubert):


One of the most popular versions of the Boucanier is the "Bos"** executive aircraft designed for chief executives who need to be near the action even when a major airport is not.  Here, a TGE Bos at Amelia Earhart Airport in the Grand Duchy of Wotanberg:


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Boucanier (and the 60th anniversary of the "Flying Tigers"), Barataria Industries is making this special version of the aircraft available to the first 10 orders received after January 1, 2001 (OAC):


If you are interested in any of these aircraft, you may contact us here.  Unfortunately, however, sale, lease, or other transfer of these products is limited to customers in the Wotanberger Commonwealth or, with both approval by WOCOCO and OAC, in la République des Marivelles and the nations on this list.


* (1) The Corporation denies that the Boucanier is merely a cheap copy of the more famous Pilatus Porter. The Corporation notes that there are significant differences between the two aircraft: for example, the Boucanier provides for a co-pilot. The Corporation also states that it is merely coincidental that its development of the Boucanier began shortly after the reported disappearance of a complete set of plans for the Porter.
(2) The Corporation also denies that the Boucaniers were part of a covert U.S. government operation to secretly transfer real Porters to various fronts for American and friendly foreign intelligence agencies. It specifically denies that it merely acted as a conduit for these transfers, making only some minor, mostly cosmetic, modifications to Porters prior to "selling" them as Boucaniers.

** "Bos" is the Cajun word for "Boss" and was Jean Lafitte's title as leader of the Barataria Bay business community in the early 19th century. It is the informal (but traditionally obligatory) term of address for the CEO of the Barataria Boat Works, the two Barataria corporations, and now, Barataria Industries. The name is also used to describe the executive version of the Barataria Buzzard.