Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Deutsche Aerospace AG
Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG
DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG
Founded May 19, 1989 as Deutsche Aerospace AG, bundling space and aeronautic elements of Daimler-Benz (including Dornier Luftfahrt), Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), MTU München, and Telefunken Systemtechnik (TST)
In 1993 Mig Aircraft Support GmbH was established with DASA holding a 50% stake. The company undertook the upgrade of the 24 Mig-29s to NATO standards. The aircraft were inherited from the former East Germany after the reunification of the country.
As part of the Eurofighter consortium DASA manufactured the centre fuselage sections of all the development aircraft, (DA) beginning with DA1 which made its first flight from DASA's Manching facility in March 1994. DASA was responsible for the mid life upgrade (MLU) of the German fleet of Panavia Tornados, similar to the RAF's GR4 upgrade.
On July 10, 2000 DASA merged with Aerospatiale-Matra of France and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain to form the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS.) The former DASA now operates as EADS Germany.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details