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MBB / Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH

Formed 14 May 1969 as merger of Messerschmitt-Bölkow GmbH and Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH, headquarters at Ottobrun, Munich. Inherited its forebears' production programs, including Bolkow's 208C Junior, 209 Monsun and 223 Flamingo light aircraft and Bo.105 helicopter, also HFB's Hansa executive jet.

Siebel ATG (SIAT) joined MBB in 1973.

Produced Bo.105 and Tornado, latter by virtue of its 42.5% holding in Panavia, and participated in Airbus, Transall, and Fokker F-28 programs; took over VFW January 1981.
Became part of Deutsche Aerospace AG in 1989.

By 1995, Aerospatiale and MBB had merged to form Eurocopter.

 


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