Belgian aerospace-components manufacturer SABCA says that the demise of Dutch manufacturer Fokker, which is its joint owner together with Dassault Aviation, is having little impact on profits. The company ended 1995 with net profits up by nearly 13%, to BFr132 million ($4.4 million), on sales of BFr8.3 billion. Fokker represents only 2% of sales, says SABCA. Its main work in 1995 focused on servo equipment for Ariane 5 satellite launchers and upgrades to 20 Dassault Mirage 5BA/BD fighters for the Chilean air force.

Source: Flight International