(FFA) was a Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein AG Swiss aircraft and railroad car manufacturing company based at Altenrhein. It was originally part of Dornier Flugzeugwerke, but was split off in 1948. Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke means "aircraft and vehicle works" in German.
In the years following
World War II, FFA manufactured fighter aircraft for the Swiss Air Force, based on Morane-Saulnier designs as the D-3803. These were eventually replaced in service by surplus P-51 Mustangs.
In the 1950s, FFA developed a jet fighter, the
P-16. The P-16 project, while promising, was cancelled after two crashes, and Hawker Hunters were bought instead. In the 1960s the company built the Diamant series of sailplanes. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ]
The firm licence-built many aircraft for Swiss use, including the
de Havilland Vampire, de Havilland Venom, Pilatus P-3, Dassault Mirage III, and F-5 Tiger.
1987, the company was bought back by Dornier.
Aircraft [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Gunston, Bill (1993). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 115.
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