ATLANTIC AIRCRAFT

North American subsidiary of Fokker. Previously called Netherlands Aircraft Manufacturing Company of America, Atlantic Aircraft Corp. started operations at Hasbrouck Heights (Teterboro, NJ) in May 1924. Manager was R.B.C. Noorduyn (later planemaker in his own right), and though most early production was of established Dutch designs, Noorduyn designed Universal single-engined transport in 1925 which led to completely new products. One was Super Universal, also made in several versions by Nakajima. Swelling backlog required new factory at nearby Passaic and another at Wheeling, W. Virginia. Major types F.10, F.14, C-2, T.II and III, O-27 and F.32. Became Fokker Aircraft and bought by General Motors 1929, becoming successively General Aviation, North American and Rockwell.

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