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United Aircraft Corp. / UAC


1928: United Aircraft Corp
pres: Curtis C Baldwin, on acquisition of Lark Aircraft Co, 471 W 1st St, Wichita KS.
c.1929: Company or its assets possibly went to Commercial Aircraft Corp at Van Nuys CA.

In 1928, Boeing Airplane and Transportation Corporation went public and the stock sold quickly. Encouraged, Boeing formed the United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, which included Boeing Airplane Company, Pratt & Whitney, Chance Vought, Sikorsky, Hamilton Propeller, Pacific Air Transport and Boeing Air Transport.


March 1930:
Boeing Air Transport Inc
Boeing Airplane Co Inc
Boeing Schools of Aeronautics
Canadian Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co Ltd
Chance Vought Corp
Hamilton Standard Steel Propeller Co
Hoffar-Beeching Shipyards Ltd
Northrop Aviation Corp
Pacific Air Transport Inc
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corp
Sikorsky Aviation Mfg Corp
Stearman Aircraft Corp
Hamilton Metalplane Co
Stout Air Lines Inc
United Aircraft Exports Inc
United Airports Inc

In 1934, Boeing was informed by the U.S. Government that he was violating the new antitrust laws. He resigned as chairman, sold out his stock and the corporation was divided into three new companies - United Air Lines to handle air transport, United Aircraft Corporation to take over the eastern manufacturing firms and Boeing Airplane Company to manage Western operations.

Jack Northrop was employed by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation. All went well until United decided Northrop should leave Burbank and join another United division. He remained in California to form a new company.
Uni-ted Aircraft Corporation with which Vought-Sikorsky merged.

This conglomerate was founded in 1934 to group together the activities of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and Engines, Hamilton-Standard (formerly Hamilton Metalplane), United Airports and Vought-Sikorsky, each company retaining its separate identity.


Continued as United Technologies.





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