DASA

DASA, Deutsche Aerospace AG, formed 19 May 1989 to manage aerospace activities of Daimler-Benz group, simultaneously assuming 57.5% holding in Dornier and 100% in MTU engine company. Later acquired control (64.89%) of MBB and 100% of Deutsche Airbus, Elbe and TST (Telefunken). Control (51%) of Fokker being finalized late 1992. Programmes included Airbus (plus Satic and UHCA), Eurocopter Deutschland, Euroflag, Regioliner and Cryoplane. Combined workforce about 80,000 at 1992. The company's existence was relatively brief due to the peace dividend of the 1990s having motivated industry-wide consolidation. During July 2000, DASA merged with Aérospatiale-Matra of France and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain to form EADS, which has since rebranded itself as Airbus Group.

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