Formed about October 1913 by Dr. Ing. M. Gabriel who, though he started Albatros in Germany, was himself Austrian. After start of war he returned to Vienna and arranged for Ö-Albatros to handle design and Phönix to produce in quantity. By 1915 Phönix had added licence manufacture of Brandenburg aircraft, and upshot was that Phönix C.I was derived from Hansa-Brandenburg (Heinkel) D.II and Phönix D.I was a supposedly improved Hansa-Brandenburg D.I. Phönix built 110 C.I and 158 D-series (D.I, II and III), almost all with Hiero engines. Works closed 1919.

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