The Goupy was an advanced design of tractor biplane with both main and tail planes staggered. The first tractor biplane to be seen in England. appeared at the Doncaster "All-French" meeting of 1910, flown by Ladougue. The Ponnier Monoplane was a development of the Hanriot racer and was powered by a 160 h.p. Gnome. Entered for the 1913 Gordon-Bennett contest, flown at Rheims. At that time it was one of the world's fastest aeroplanes. Leon Morane, together with his brother Robert, became a successful pilot and held the altitude record of the time before becoming a manufacturer. He joined Saulnier as a partner in 1911 and together the two men produced an aircraft design - the Morane-Saulnier - which was credited with being the most advanced design at the 1911 Paris Salon. A Schmitt flown by French pilot Garaix set a record by staying in the air with seven passengers and attaining a height of 5,400ft., then captured the world height record with eight passengers, all in 1914.