Re: Fokker Bankruptcy

From:         Michael Carley <>
Date:         24 Jan 1996 05:42:48 -0800
Organization: Dept. of Maths, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
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rna@gsb-crown.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft) writes:

>It is also a big black eye for Daimler-Benz.  Their attempt to build
>a conglomerate on top of their auto operation is in tatters.  It's
>drained enormous amounts of money and diverted their attention from
>their Mercedes operation.  It leaves them with a commercial aerospace
>division comprising of a largely moribund aeroengine operation (MTU),
>Dornier, which really only makes the 328 these days and isn't exactly

My understanding of it was that Fokker was always in trouble
once DASA took over. As things stood, DASA had two companies
trying to sell similar planes into similar markets (Fokker 50
versus Do 328). It looked as if one would have to go and it
was always going to be Fokker. Why would DASA want to compete
against itself?

   "You got your highbrow funk, you got your lowbrow funk, you even
      got a little bit of your pee-wee, pow-wow funk" (Dr. John)
Michael Carley, Mech. Eng., TCD, IRELAND.
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