In 1872 the Mainzer Paul Haenlein made a hangar established for his airship, which used traggas for the first time for the drive of its combustion engine . After the hangar collapsed by a storm (12 August) the ascent had to be shifted after Bruenn
In 1909 establishment of the airfield in Wiener Neustadt with hangars and workshops.
In 1909 Igo Etrich tested his power plane Etrich 1 (August 8th first driving attempts), after the changes of his old glider he succeeded with this the first flights.
1909 - 1912 numerous aircraft manufacturers brought their projects at the airfield Wiener Neustadt, many new types were designed and built (Pischof, Warchalowski, Schmiedl, etc.).
In August 1910 ObIt . Ludwig Schmiedl started with his airplane in Wiener Neustadt. It had a variable wing area. 1910 Ing. Ferdinand Porsche developed the first aircraft engine at the Austro Daimler engines AG. These engines had at first 45 HP, at the end of the war they achieved them up to 360 HP. Partly the engines were manufactured abroad under license.
On April 6th 1910 Karl Illner succeded in flying with the prototype of the Etrich - " Taube " (Etrich -11) the first flight Engine powered in Wiener Neustadt. " Because of its flight stability the Etrich - Taube " has been copied with small alterations by numerous companies and became the standard of a whole airplane generation as a training aircraft in Austria and Germany. 1915 the establishment of the OEFFAG - Austrian aircraft factory AG - took place. It developed prototypes and built some series of war-airplanes for the K.u.K. Air troops. Until the end of 1918 (Oeffag C 1, Oeffag C 11, Albatros D 11, Albatros D 111, and for k.u.k. War navy the flugboote of the types K, R, and the large grossflugboot type G). Furthermore the OEFAG developed there the first successful helicopter constructions PKZ-1 and PKZ-2.
1935-38 the Wiener Neustädter Flughafenbetriebsges. m.b.H. raised some workshops and built some airplanes. There were constructions of Banhidi, Dipl.Ing. Lampich, engineer Meindl: Banhidi "Gerle", Lampich L-9 "Spatz", Lampich NL XXI, Lampich NL XXII, Meindl/van Nes A Vllb "Kadett" and the building of bearing areas for the Udet U 12 "Flamingo" for the airplane -factory Thalerhof at Graz.
1938-45 After the link to an aircraft factory for the mass production of the Messerschmitt ME 109 hunter, the aircraft plant (now known as "Neustädter Flugzeugwerke Ges.m.b.H.") was developed, with one the largest airplane repairs attached. Besides the first nose gear wheel airplane Meindl/van Nes A XV (Wn 16) was developed, it became pointing the way for numerous further designs until 1940. (ME 262, AR 234, He 163, He 219, He 280, Hs 132, Ta 154, etc.). Furthermore the first helicopter with reaction tip jet, the Doblhoff WNF Wn 342 was developed there.
1957-64 Development and production of the Simmering Graz Pauker AG in the former RAX factory, the twin-engine cab passenger aircraft Meindl 222. The first flight took place on 29 April 1959. On March 3rd, 1964 the fourth prototype received the FAA permission.
In 1989 the "Motorsegler" of the type Hoffmann H 36 "Dimona", built by SGP of Vienna, was arranged and flown at the airfield east. A little bit later the HOAC Austria aircraft plant established there the production of a complete plastic "Motorseglertype", which was powered by "Austrian Rotax engines", the Super Dimona and the power plane Katana started. Both planes were built in mass production and sold world-wide. 1998/99 a four-seated passenger aircraft - the DA:40 "Diamond Start" followed by Diamond Aircraft.
from FLIGHT INFORMATION 49.Jhrg. consequence I+II/1999