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.


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]


America/North America


A F.32 in Universal Airlines Livery (1929)

In 1929 UAC operated the following aircraft.[5]


  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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