Universal Aviation Corporation

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Universal Aviation Corporation
Founded 1929
Subsidiaries Universal Air Lines Corporation
Parent company Avco
Headquarters St. Louis

Universal Aviation Corporation was an airline holding company based in United States.

History[edit]

Universal Aviation Corporation was stood up to merge operations of Universal Air Lines Corporation, Robertson Aircraft Corporation and Northern Air Lines[1] Universal owned 10 percent of Fokker Aircraft and participated in a stock swap with Western Air Express.[2] In 1929, Universal Aviation purchased Braniff Air Lines.[3] In 1929, Universal Aviation Corporation became part of the Aviation Corporation. American Airlines was formed from the merger of Universal and 90 other companies.[4]

Destinations[edit]

America/North America

Fleet[edit]

A F.32 in Universal Airlines Livery (1929)

In 1929 UAC operated the following aircraft.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Lee Scamehorn. Balloons to Jets: A Century of Aeronautics in Illinois, 1855-1955. p. 151. 
  2. ^ F. Robert Van der Linden. Airlines and air mail: the post office and the birth of the commercial aviation industry. p. 79. 
  3. ^ "Braniff Airways". Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "UAL". Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Hayden Hamilton (Spring 2012). "The Fokker F-32: The First Wide-Body Airliner". AAHS Journal. 

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