16 July 1930

A Transcontinental Air Transport Ford 5-AT-B airliner, NC9606, City of Columbus, 1930.

16 July 1930: Transcontinental Air Transport and Western Air Express merged to form Transcontinental & Western Air (T&WA).

The new company would become one of  the most important international airlines. In 1950, it changed its name to Trans World Airlines. TWA became a part of American Airlines, 1 December 2001.

A Western Air Express Fokker F-32 airliner, NC333N, 1930.

© 2016, Bryan R. Swopes

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About Bryan Swopes

Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.

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