Joint company formed in 1956 by Ernst Heinkel GmbH and Messerschmitt AG. to manufacture Potez Air Fouga Magister jet trainers for Luftwaffe. 194 aircraft built, components being constructed by Heinkel's Speyer factory and by Messerschmitt at Augsburg with final assembly and flight-test at Munchen-Riem. Also undertook work in Fiat G.91 combat aircraft program and was responsible for MBB Flamingo-Trainer (first flown 1979).

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