Société Générale des Transports Aériens

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Société Générale des Transports Aériens
Logotype Lignes Aérienne Farman.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedFebruary 8, 1919; 103 years ago (1919-02-08)
Ceased operationsMay 19, 1933 (1933-05-19)
Operating basesToussus-le-Noble, Yvelines, France
DestinationsCroydon, Surrey, United Kingdom Brussels Amsterdam Hamburg Copenhagen Berlin Cologne Frankfurt Leipzig Antwerp Ostend and connections to Scandinavia and Russia
Headquarters167, rue de Silly, Boulogne-Billancourt and, from 1926, 4, rue Edouard-VII, Paris, France
Key peopleHenry, Maurice and Dick FARMAN

The Société Générale des Transports Aériens (SGTA) was a French airline founded in 1919. It operated until 1933 when its assets were incorporated in the newly created Air France airline.


Initially known as the Lignes Aériennes Farman (Farman airlines), the SGTA was created on February 8, 1919, when a Farman F.60 Goliath flew from Toussus-le-Noble to Kenley, near Croydon. The airline was created by the Farman brothers, who also owned the Farman Aviation Works.

In 1933, all SGTA assets were incorporated in the newly created Air France, and the company ceased to exist.

Accidents and incidents[edit]


The airline operated Farman aircraft exclusively, including these types:


  1. ^ "FRENCH PRE-WAR REGISTER Version 120211" (PDF). Air Britain. Retrieved 8 March 2011.