Transocean Air Lines 1946 - 1960
Transocean Air Lines - The First Aviation Conglomerate
Known throughout the industry as the flying airline president, Nelson was the only top executive
of a major airline during the late 1940s to hold transport pilot ratings. The number one globetrotter
spent much time away from his desk in search of business or visiting Transocean's far-flung
outposts, all the while keeping an eye out for profitable enterprises to add to his ever expanding
international business empire, or airplanes to add to the fleet.