Wise Latécoère’s idea
1918: end of the First World War, a conflict that, for the first time in history, used aviation that had been born some years before. Pierre-Georges Latécoère, an aeronautical manufacturer, was convinced that he could create a civil regular airline to transport mail to France, Africa and South America. In those times, the mail took more than a month to get to Buenos Aires on a ship. To convert the battle the Salmsons would save time. Latécoère submitted his project before the French government. A crazy project: the operational range of the planes was only 400 km!