BUSINESS ABROAD: German Plane Builders

West Germany has won its airline; soon it will have its planemakers at work. Focke-Wulf, famed for its fighters, hopes to be the first to take off; it announced last week that it will start immediate production of Germany's first postwar powered aircraft: the Bl 502, a small single-engined liaison plane.

Grounded by Allied decree since the war's end, the planemakers got permission to build aircraft (except strategic bombers and guided missiles) when Germany regained its sovereignty last May. The industry is badly hampered by a lack of capital and by the fact that many of its big plants and...

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