|Ron Page and William Cumming, Fleet, The Flying Years. Boston Mills Press, 1990|
Major Reuben Fleet started the Consolidated Aircraft Company in 1923. Five years later a wholly owned subsidiary, the Fleet Aircraft Co. was formed to manufacture a trainer that the company had been developing. In order to to avoid US export regulations the plan was to build airplanes in Canada. Although Fleet Aircraft of Canada had been organized, at this point the construction of the factory had not even been started.