K-130 Airco DH.16
I'm not entirely happy with cropped images, but I
discovered this one in an old album so thought
it. The DH.16 was a four passenger (as long as they
weren't too large) development
of the DH.9
Aircraft Transport & Travel Ltd is generally accepted as being the
UK's first airline
It was owned by George Holt Thomas, who, in fact, was also the owner of
facturer of the
machine - Airco (the Aircraft Manufacturing Company), with Geoffrey de
as its chief
designer. K-130 was re-registered G-EACT in 1919. At least
nine DH.16s were built,
and, in fact, this is
the aircraft type with which KLM commenced its services in 1920.
craft Transport & Travel went out of
business in 1920, most of its DH.16s were stored at Croydon.
G-EACT was cancelled
from the UK register in 1920.