The Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord was a French aircraft company that began in German-occupied France during World War II as satellite manufacturing facilities for German aircraft manufacturers. Nord produced Messerschmitt Bf 108 communications aircraft as the Nord 1000 during and after World War II. After the war, Nord continued to produce these machines from leftover parts and tooling, progressively developing the design. In 1954, under the directional nomenclature of the socialized French aviation industry, it became Nord Aviation, producing a variety of sport, training, advanced research, amphibious, transport and other aircraft. The company merged with Sud Aviation in 1970 and was ultimately rolled up into the Aerospatiale and EADS conglomeration.