Albatros, wanting to build aeroplanes in Austria-Hungary, established Oesterrieichisch-Ungarische Albatros-Flugzeugwerke GmbH in 1914. During their early years, they delivered Albatros B.I and Brandenburg C.I aircraft, but relations with the parent company grew strained and they even lost the rights to fighter production to Oeffag. In February 1917 the company was bought by a consortium led by Camillo Castiglioni and renamed Phönix Flugzeugwerke A.G. of Vienna-Stadlau. Under license they also built Brandenburg W.18, Knoller C.I, UFAG C.I, and Brandenburg D.I aircraft. By the middle of 1917, they had begun to produce their own line of fighters, supplemented by a two-seater in 1918.
Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:
- Grosz, p.65
- Haddow'67, p.9.
- Nowarra, p.22.
- Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
- George Haddow, Profile Publications 175: The Phönix Scouts. Great Britain: Profile Publications Ltd., 1967.
- Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070