Messerschmitt - Bayerische Flugzeugwerke

1926: 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" prefix

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.