Huff-Daland Aero Corporation
|Predecessor||Ogdensburg Aeroway Corp|
|Successor||Keystone Aircraft Corp|
|Thomas Henri Huff, Elliot Daland, George G. Post, Lt. Harold Harris,|
|Subsidiaries||Huff Daland Dusters, Inc.|
Formed as Ogdensburg Aeroway Corp in 1920 in Ogdensburg, New York by Thomas Huff and Elliot Daland, its name was quickly changed to Huff-Daland Aero Corp and then in 1925 it was changed again to the Huff-Daland Aero Company with its main headquarters in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Huff-Daland produced a series of biplanes as trainers, observation planes, and light bombers for the U.S. Army and Navy.
From 1923-1924, Huff-Daland developed the first aircraft designed for crop dusting and began selling and promoting the new service through a subsidiary Huff Daland Dusters founded on March 2, 1925. Though acquisitions beginning in 1928, the dusting subsidiary became a founding component of Delta Air Lines.
In 1927, the corporation was taken over by Hayden, Stone & Company, a New York City brokerage firm and in the course of the merger it became the Huff-Daland Division of the Keystone Aircraft Corporation. A single example of the Huff-Daland XB-1 bomber became the Keystone XB-1B, after its original Packard 2A-1500 engines were replaced with Curtiss V-1570-5 "Conqueror" engines. The Improved -B aircraft had better performance than the original, but still didn't compare favorably to the other aircraft of the period and never entered production.
- Huff-Daland HD-1B
- Huff-Daland HD-4
- Huff-Daland HD-8A
- Huff-Daland HD-9A
- Huff-Daland TA-2 biplane observation/trainer
- Huff-Daland TA-6, TW-5, AT-1, AT-2, HN-1, HN-2, HO-1 biplane observation/trainers (1923–1925)
- Huff-Daland LB-1 light bomber
- Huff-Daland XB-1 Twin-engine experimental military bomber biplane (1927)
- Huff-Daland XHB-1 experimental heavy bomber
- XLB-3 Twin-engine experimental military bomber biplane (1930)
- Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America (1926). Aircraft year book 1925. https://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/THE-1925-AIRCRAFT-YEAR-BOOK.pdf. pp. 59–60, see also photograph before title page.
- "Founding". www.deltamuseum.org. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
- Geoff Jones. Delta Air Lines: 75 Years of Airline Excellence. p. 10.
- Lewis and Newton (1979). Delta: The History of an Airline. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press.