was an American
manufacturer, founded in Plainfield,
New Jersey, in 1916.
Aircraft anticipated American entry
into World War I, despite an
expressed policy of isolationism.
The same year it was founded,
Standard Aircraft became a very
early supplier of aircraft to the
Corps (perhaps fifth or sixth ever).
corporation supplied the Sloan
to the Army, and the float-equipped
to the Navy, after the Sloan company
was reorganised as the Standard
significant type was the
similar to the Curtiss JN-4, which
began with the
prototype, followed by the
of which some 800 were built.
They were badly hampered by the
choice of engine, and attempts to
cure the problems with subsequent
designs were not successful. Only
were built; some were also purchased
by the Post Office.
Standard's last type was the
Intended as a fighter, 100 served as
about half with a provision for
fitting machineguns, as the
1918 the coorporation had a factory
near the Elizabeth and Linden
Designer Charles Healy Day later
teamed with barnstormer/showman Ivan
Gates to design and build aircraft
specifically for the civilian and
military markets. They formed the
Gates-Day Aircraft Company (later
renamed the New Standard Aircraft
Company) in 1927, and built a number
of different aircraft—including the
Gates-Day D-24 and the New Standard