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Delta Air Lines Inc. (New)

Formed with a Huff-Daland Duster, the first true crop duster, the plane was deployed to combat the boll weevil in 1925 and was nicknamed "The Puffer" due to the clouds of white pesticides it emitted. Delta Air Corporation owned the plane (now in the Southern Museum of Flight), eventually ferrying single passengers from one Southeastern state to another (a chair for the passenger was placed in the bin where the pesticide was usually kept). Delta Airlines was born as Huff Daland Dusters, Incorporated, an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_application" title="Aerial application">aerial crop dusting operation on May 30, 1924, in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macon,_Georgia" title="Macon, Georgia">Macon, Georgia. The company moved to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe,_Louisiana" title="Monroe, Louisiana">Monroe in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouachita_Parish,_Louisiana" title="Ouachita Parish, Louisiana">Ouachita Parish in northeastern <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana" title="Louisiana">Louisiana, in 1925, and began carrying passengers in late 1929. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collett_E._Woolman" title="Collett E. Woolman">Collett E. Woolman purchased the company on September 13, 1928, and renamed it Delta Air Service, with headquarters in Monroe. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Clarence_E._Faulk,_Sr.&action=edit&redlink=1" title="Clarence E. Faulk, Sr. (page does not exist)">Clarence E. Faulk, Sr., the publisher of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_News_Star" title="Monroe News Star">Monroe News Star was a founder and the president of Delta Air Lines from 1934 to 1945. He was chairman of the Delta board from 1948 until his death in 1951. One of his sons, William McClendon Faulk, was a Delta pilot; another, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Faulk" title="Clarence Faulk">Clarence Faulk, a publisher and broadcaster, in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruston,_Louisiana" title="Ruston, Louisiana">Ruston, Louisiana. Delta grew through the addition of routes and the acquisition of other airlines. It replaced propeller planes with jets in the 1960s and entered international competition to Europe in the 1970s and across the Pacific in the 1980s. The company logo of Delta Air Lines, reminiscent of the swept-wing design of the DC-8 airplanes, consists of two 3D triangles On October 29, 2008, Delta acquired <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Airlines" title="Northwest Airlines">Northwest Airlines.

Address      PO Box 20706 Atlanta, GA 30320-6001 United States
Website      www.delta.com/
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