Louis Schreck, South American representative for Delaunay- Belleville automobiles, returned to France in 1909. Joined Hanriot at Juvissey and in 1911, jointly with engineer named Gaudard, designed D'Artois flying-boat. Formed Hydravions Schreck FBA, and aided by British capital acquired Donnet-Leveque/Denhaut flying-boat patents, and was associated with that company until it was acquired by Bernard in 1934. FBA 16 was side-by-side two-seat flying-boat; FBA 17 a utility type which established a seaplane height record in December 1923. A development was brought by US Coast Guard in 1931. In the later 1930s Schreck was carrying out flying-boat repairs and subcontract work.

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