Two of Germany's major recreational aircraft manufacturers, Remos and Stemme, announced yesterday that the companies have merged.
Remos, based in Pasewalk, builds and markets the GX range of recreational and light sport aircraft, while Strasbourg-based Stemme is known for its high-performance S10 and S12 self-launching sailplanes as well as the ECARYS reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft.
Both brands will continue and the Remos Pasewalk factory will expand, but the new company will operate under the name Stemme AG.
"The idea of a merger just made sense in the perspective of the development of both companies," said Stemme CEO Paul Masschelein. "Both companies share a similar business philosophy, similar customer focus and equal quality focus.
"We expect Remos and Stemme customers to benefit from the new organisation and look forward to serving them for many years to come."
More than 250 Stemme aircraft are in service across the world, and the company has another 30 orders to fill. There are around 450 Remos aircraft in operation.