Buffalo's rich aviation history
The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company became the largest aircraft
manufacturer in the world during World War I and went public in 1916
with Curtiss as president. Curtiss had become the world's largest
aviation company, employing 18,000 at its Buffalo facility and 3,000 at
its Hammondsport, New York location. They produced 10,000 aircraft
during World War I, more the 100 in a single week.