Standard Aircraft Corporation
|Successor||New Standard Aircraft Company (Gates-Day Aircraft Company)|
|Headquarters||Plainfield, New Jersey, United States|
Standard Aircraft anticipated American entry into World War I, despite an expressed policy of isolationism. The same year it was founded, Standard Aircraft became a very early supplier of aircraft to the U.S. Army Signal Corps (perhaps fifth or sixth ever).
A more significant type was the Standard J series trainer, similar to the Curtiss JN-4, which began with the SJ prototype, followed by the production J-1 (or SJ-1), of which some 800 were built. They were badly hampered by the choice of engine, and attempts to cure the problems with subsequent designs were not successful. Only handfuls of JRs and JR-1Bs were built; some were also purchased by the Post Office.
Designer Charles Healy Day later teamed with barnstormer/showman Ivan Gates to design and build aircraft specifically for the civilian and military markets. They formed the Gates-Day Aircraft Company (later renamed the New Standard Aircraft Company) in 1927, and built a number of different aircraft—including the Gates-Day D-24 and the New Standard D-25.
- Donald, David, ed. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Etobicoke, Ontario: Prospero, 1997), p.854, "Standard aircraft".
- Donald, p.854, "Standard aircraft".
- "Home Guards rushed to airplane works". New York Times. 1918-02-02. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
- Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, p. 854, "Standard aircraft". Etobicoke, Ontario: Prospero Books, 1997.
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- A 1918 Standard Aircraft Corporation Standard E-1 advanced trainer at Virginia Aviation Museum
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