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Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company went public in 1916 with Glenn Curtiss as president.

It became the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world during World War I employing 18,000 in Buffalo and 3,000 in Hammondsport, New York. The company produced 10,000 aircraft during World War I, more than 100 in a single week. It is particularly famous for the Curtiss JN4 two-seat biplane, one of the most popular planes of all time.

Other notable Curtiss aircraft include the flying boats made for the United States Navy, including the NC-4, the first airplane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1919.

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company became part of Curtiss-Wright Corporation with 11 other Wright and Curtiss affiliated companies on July 5, 1929.