AERONAUTICS: 100 Passengers

Major Reuben Hollis Fleet, president of Consolidated Aircraft Corp. (Buffalo, N. Y.) announced last week that construction would soon be started on a seaplane capable of carrying 100 persons across the Atlantic. Preliminary plans call for 62 staterooms, noiseproof walls, a 200-ft. promenade, a power plant of 16 Curtiss Conqueror 600-h. p. motors. Consolidated at present makes the largest U. S. riving boats, the 22 and 30-passenger Commodores, 10 of which are in regular service on N. Y. R. B. A.'s routes in South America.

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