F+W

Located at Emmen, government aviation R&D centre and, since 1934, also for production of military aircraft. At that time called EFW, from Eidgenössisches Flugzeugwerke. Prime contractor for Vampire, Venom, Hunter, Alouette, Mirage and F-5. Three national languages resulted in 3 names, other 2 being Fabrique Fédérale d’Avions and Fabrica Federale di Aeroplani. This led to 'multilingual' title F+W from 1972. Assembled 19 of 20 Hawks, also makes components for A320, MD-80 and space launchers, and has important work in missiles and RPVs.

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