In 1969 MBB (Messerschmitt – Bölkow – Blohm) was created by merging three companies. The group Messerschmitt – Bölkow already created since the year before, and Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH, a sister company of Blohm und Voss. In 1980, VFW (see Focke-Achgelis) joined MBB, and in 1989 MBB was integrated into Deutsche Aerospace AG.
1979: BK117 The year 1985 was an important milestone in the annals
of European helicopters.
1985: BO108 Considering the success of the Bo105, MBB worked
from 1985 on the development of its successor.