It went from having a massive 60% of the market in the US to needing a bail-out from the Dutch government. What happened to Fokker Aircraft?
The first of Anthony Fokker’s aircraft had a name so suitable for the aeroplane itself that an arachnophobe would probably shudder when setting their eyes upon the design. The Spin, or Spider, first taking to the sky in 1910, was a tangle of wire frame with two wings and a propellor. It genuinely looked like a daddy long-legs. Despite its resemblance to one of the world’s most unfavourable insects, the experimental aeroplane was a hit and it planted the seed for Anthony to found his own aviation company, Fokker Aircraft in 1912.