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Standard Air Lines was sold to Western Air Express in early 1930. Western Air Express merged with [[Transcontinental Air Transport]] in 1930 to form T&WA (TWA). Frye was director of operations. After the reorganization caused by the [[Air Mail Scandal]] of 1934, Frye became president of T&WA in 1934 and Richter became Vice President. TWA was known as "[[The Airline Run by Flyers]]".
 
Standard Air Lines was sold to Western Air Express in early 1930. Western Air Express merged with [[Transcontinental Air Transport]] in 1930 to form T&WA (TWA). Frye was director of operations. After the reorganization caused by the [[Air Mail Scandal]] of 1934, Frye became president of T&WA in 1934 and Richter became Vice President. TWA was known as "[[The Airline Run by Flyers]]".
 
 
The airline suffered near disaster after its reputation was hurt in 1931 when Notre Dame coach [[Knute Rockne]] died on a T&WA [[Fokker]] tri-motor plane. In 1932 Jack Frye, representing TWA, sought a better aircraft and in response to this and other requests, Douglas Aircraft Company developed the Douglas DC-1 Transport twin.
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The airline suffered near disaster after its reputation was hurt in 1931 when Notre Dame coach [[Knute Rockne]] died on a T&WA [[Fokker]] [[trimotor|tri-motor]] plane. In 1932 Jack Frye, representing TWA, sought a better aircraft and in response to this and other requests, Douglas Aircraft Company developed the Douglas DC-1 Transport twin.
   
 
In February 1934, Jack Frye and Captain [[Eddie Rickenbacker]], with a T&WA team of Tomlinson, Fritz and Richter set a transcontinental record of 13 hours and 4 minutes flying the [[DC-1|Douglas DC-1]]. In May 1934, Frye improved the score by flying a [[Northrop Gamma]] from Los Angeles to Newark in an elapsed time of 11:31.<ref>New York Times, 20 May 1934.</ref>
 
In February 1934, Jack Frye and Captain [[Eddie Rickenbacker]], with a T&WA team of Tomlinson, Fritz and Richter set a transcontinental record of 13 hours and 4 minutes flying the [[DC-1|Douglas DC-1]]. In May 1934, Frye improved the score by flying a [[Northrop Gamma]] from Los Angeles to Newark in an elapsed time of 11:31.<ref>New York Times, 20 May 1934.</ref>

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