Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (Bavarian Aircraft Works or BFW)
formed. Messerschmitt Flugzeugbau also established.
1927: Bavarian government forces
Messerschmitt and BFW to merge.
1938: BFW changes its name to Messerschmitt
AG. Aircraft developed afterwards use the "Me"
1948: Messerschmitt is reestablished.
Produces sewing machines and automobiles
1955: Company begins aircraft work
rebuilding T-6 and T-33 trainers
1965: Messerschmitt purchases what remains
of Junkers in West Germany.
1968: Acquires Boelkow to form Messerschmitt-Boelkow
1969: Merges with Hamburger Flugzeugbau to
form Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm (MBB)
1989: MBB is taken over by Deutsche
Aerospace AG (DASA). DASA became part of EADS in 2000.