Fokker-Aeroplanbau GmbH 1912
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker; stockholders, all Dutch, included Fokker, his father, and contacts of his father. Flugmaschinenwerke Jacob Goedecker supplied at a cost aircraft in pieces ready for assembly and, according to many, was their designer.
Established himself at heart of German aviation, the Johannisthal airfield, near Berlin, working as display pilot and running flying school under name Fokker Aeroplanbau, registered Berlin 19 Dec.1911. Fokker Aviatik GmbH registered 22 Feb. 1912 to sell and manufacture aircraft at Johannisthal. Received order in December 1912 from German Fliegertruppe for two Fokker M1, a Spinne variant, for evaluation; in June 1913 received Fliegertruppe contract for four M2 monoplanes. These were supplied in pieces by Jacob Goedecker for assembly by Fokker at Johnnisthal; though the M2 final assembly was in the field for as part of his contract Fokker supplied specially built Daimler transport trucks on which the moving Army could carry disassembled M2s. After two officers were killed in crash of a Rumpler Taube 4 Sept. 1913, Rumpler, Albatros, Gotha, Jeanin, and Fokker aircraft were load-tested by the Army and only the M2 came close to meeting safety requirements. After reaching an agreement with the Army, Fokker officially relocated to Schwerin on 1 Oct. 1913, opening Fokker Flugzeugwerke.
Names: Fokker-Aeroplanbau GmbH, 1911; Fokker Aviatik GmbH (also referred to Fokker Aviatik Gesellschaft), 1912.
- "Fokker, a Living History" at thinkquest.org
- G120-121, 130
- Gunston, 2005, p172-173, 192
|Names||Fokker-Aeroplanbau GmbH, Fokker Aviatik GmbH, Fokker Aviatik Gesellschaft|
|City||rented space in hangars at Berlin-Johhannisthal|
|Ended aero||Relocation and new entity, October 1913|
|Key people||Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker, Jacob Goedecker|