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Founded22 February 1912
FounderAnthony Fokker
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Key people
Anthony Fokker, Reinhold Platz, Walter Rethel
ProductsCommercial airliners
Military aircraft

Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder Anthony Fokker. The company operated under several different names starting out in 1912 in Schwerin, Germany and moving to the Netherlands in 1919. During its most successful period in the 1920s and 1930s, it dominated the civil aviation market. Fokker went into bankruptcy in 1996 and its operations were sold to competitors.

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Since 1967, Fokker built parts for European satellites. Next year the company made the first Dutch satellite (the Astronomical Netherlands Satellite).

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