WE commend to all those connected with the design of aeroplanes, as well as to those concerned with their operation, the article we publish in this issue, taken from the official “house organ” of the Dutch Fokker Company, on the attributes which should be looked for in commercial aircraft. Few will be found to deny that this firm led the way in the production of aeroplanes specially designed for commercial use, as opposed to converted war types, in which the essentially practical considerations of air transport were given their full importance. As a result, it is not too much to say that the influence of Fokker practice on commercial aircraft design in other countries has been far‐reaching. With, perhaps, the exception of England, and to some extent Germany, where distinctive types of aircraft have continued to be developed—in the one case the biplane, and in the other the low‐wing monoplane—the high‐wing monoplane of what is frequently known as the “Fokker type” has received very wide acceptance.
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