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One of the oldest in Bavaria

The third largest aerodrome in Bavaria

Long and interisting History

The Airport

  • 1935

    Die Dornier Family acquired an estate of 145 ha as the area for the airport and construction buildings

  • 12.11.1936

     Operating license granted for Dornier Metallbauten GmbH, Construction of hangars 310, 316 e.g.

  • 1939

    Construction of a concrete runway (04/22, 5.085 ft long and 250 ft wide)

  • 1940

    Repair and overhaul of Do 17, Do 215, Do 217 Flying Pencil bombers

  • October 1943

    first flight of Do 335 fighter with push-pull tandem engines, 2.400 employees

  • 18.03.1944

    Bombing raid by 8th Air Force with 136 B-17s

  • 16.04.1945

    Last Landing of an aircraft, a Do 325 (Nr. 102)

  • 24.04.1945

    Arrival of the American troops

  • 1945 – 1945

     Maintenance base for C-47 Dakota, southernmost airport in Germany for the Berlin airlift  

  • 1949 – 1955

    No airport operations, runaway extension to 7.220 Feet

  • 1955 – 1957

    US-Airforce Base (F-86)

  • 17.10.1956

    First flight of the Do 27 single- engine STOL aircraft, over 620 built until 1974

  • 1957

    Construction of a control tower, Oberpfaffenhofen receives EDMO identifier within the Dornier GmbH; airport opens as a special airport

  • June 1957

    “Private Airfield“ redesignated to “Company Airfield“ of Dornier Werke GmbH

  • 21.12.1958

    First flight of the Do 29 STOL aircraft with tilt propellers

  • 29.04.1959

    First flight of Do 28 twin engine STOL derivative of the Do 27

  • 1959 – 1972

    License production of 316 FIAT G-91 light combat and training

  • 1959 - 1970

    Design and assembling of three prototypes and testing of the Do 31 VTOL transport jet

  • 1965 – 1971

    License production of 352 Bell UH-1 D helicopters for the German Forces and Border Patrol

  • 1966

     The German aeronautical and space agency (DFVLR) starts their own operations with own aircraft 

  • 23.02.1966

    First flight of the Do 28 Skyservant, 231 built

  • 14.07.1967

    First vertical take-off and landing of the Do 31  

  • 26.01.1971

     Integration of the special airport Oberpfaffenhofen within the Dornier AG, Friedrichshafen

  • 26.04.1972

     The sports flying groups of Dornier and DFVLR received their allowance for the usage of the airport

  • 1973 - 1981

    Development and production of the Alpha Jet, a joint venture with Dassault

  • 09.01.1974

    First flight of the first Alpha Jet build by Dornier

  • 1979

    Widening of the runway to 150 ft along the entire length

  • 1979 – 1981

    Production of Alpha Jet for the German Air Force

  • 1980

    Equipping of 18 NATO Boeing E3-A AWACS aircraft

  • 04.03.1980

    First flight of the Do 128-6

  • 28.03.1981

    First flight of the Dornier 228-100

  • 24.04.1983

    First flight of the Dornier ATT; a new design of an aircraft wing installed on a Do 24 flying boat for verification

  • Juli 1985

     The Claudius Dornier Seastar GmbH begins the operation of two prototypes of the Dornier Seastar

  • 10.03.1988

    Begin of building the new big paint shop where later aircraft of the types DC-10, Airbus A300, Boeing 757 and Airbus A320 have been new painted

  • 1989

     Integration of Dornier GmbH to Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH within the Deutsche Aerospace AG (DASA)

  • 1989 - 1992

    Until the opening of the new Munich airport “Franz-Josef-Strauß” the general aviation is allowed as a relief airport for Munich Riem  

  • 13.10.1991

    Presentation of the Dornier 328

  • 06.12.1991

    First flight of the Dornier 328

  • 21.10.1993

    Delivery of the first Dornier 328 for Air Engiadina

  • 03.11.1994

     The Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH is now the operator of the airport

  • 25.02.1995

     For the delivery of a Do 228 into maintenance the largest aircraft for the airport landed (until today) at Oberpfaffenhofen: a Antonow 124

  • 31.01.1996

    First visit of a Panavia MRCA TORNADO

  • 01.06.1996

    Fairchild assumes Industrial leadership of Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH

  • August 1997

    Refurbishment of the runway surface  

  • 30. / 31.08.1997

    Airshow “Flying Legend” at the special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen

  • 20.01.1998

    First flight of the 328Jet 

  • 21.03.2002

    Roll-out of the Dornier 728

  • 2002

    The EDMO-Flugbetrieb GmbH is established and operates the airport

  • 13.04.2004

    The approval for the reconstruction of the Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen was issued by the authorities of the Bavarian Government (Luftamt Süd)

  • July / August 2006

     Test overflights with Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 for evaluation of the wake turbulences of the Airbus A380

  • 2007

     RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH begins with the design, building and verification of the Dornier 228 NG

  • 23.07.2008

     The EDMO-Flugbetrieb GmbH receives the permission for operations of flights within the qualified business aviation segment

  • 20.08.2008

     Delivery of the last new 328Jet for Welcome Air from 328Support Services GmbH, at the same time this was the first delivery of a new airframe by 328Support Services GmbH

  • 24.01.2009

     The German Aerospace Center (DLR) receives their new research aircraft “HALO”, a Gulfstream G550

  • 05.11.2009

    First flight Do 228 NG