It is often forgotten that, in the 1920s and ’30s, Dutch manufacturer Fokker designed and produced aircraft for the American market at Teterboro, New Jersey. There it created the first true ‘jumbo’ landplane, the Fokker F32
The F32 came about thanks to two of the major US airline companies, Universal Airlines and Western Air Express. They required larger aircraft, but none were available, so Fokker was asked to design and build one.
This turned out to not be a good plan.
Fokker at that time was in stormy waters. Since the introduction of the F.II during 1920, Anthony Fokker had cut development costs by enlarging his existing designs.