The Fokker Universal was one of
the closed cabin monoplanes
that were used to travel into the Arctic because of its lift
capacity and long range. It could carry four passengers or
680-kilograms of cargo.
The Universal also had a heated cabin, which was a necessity
when flying in northern climes.
Added to these advantages was the fact that the Fokker
Universal could be fitted with pontoons or skis, which were
needed in northern flights for landing on water or snow.
Aviation companies like Western Canada Airways and Mackenzie
Air Service used the Fokker Universal.