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Atlantic Aircraft Corp.


Fokker rented the Witteman-Lewis aircraft factory at Teterboro, together with the adjoining airfield at Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, USA. Beginning active operations in May 1923, remodeling 100 D.H.4s, and holding patent rights and license to build Fokker aircraft in USA. In May 1924 a new company was formed, the Atlantic Corporation, with Lorillard Spencer as President and Robert B. C. Noorduyn as General Manager.


Largely associated with Anthony Fokker, who went to USA in 1922 and played a part in founding the company at Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Fokker was also design consultant to other American companies.


The AO-1 was a two-seater of characteristic Fokker biplane form for artillery observation. The XLB-2 (officially prefixed Atlantic-Fokker or Atlantic (Fokker)) of 1927/28 was first twin-engined US Air Corps monoplane bomber. The type not adopted despite Fokker's experience with large civil monoplanes. The C-2 and C-2A of late 1920s also were typical Fokker-type high-wing cantilever monoplanes.

 


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