Aeronautics: Fokker Out

As expected, Anthony Herman Gerard ("Tony") Fokker resigned last week as director of engineering of General Aviation Corp. (General Motors subsidiary) and its subsidiary Fokker Aircraft Corp. of America (TIME, July 13). Contrary to precedent set by General Motors in retaining the trade names of automobile builders (e.g: Buick, Olds) Designer Fokker took with him the right to his name on aircraft. With it he will organize International Fokker Corp., combining Fokker interests the world over, with the Dutch Fokker Aircraft Co. as nucleus. These...

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