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Solidarity Transport Hub – an investment in the economic future and safety of Poland and the CEE region

The Solidarity Transport Hub (STH in English, CPK in Polish) is a new transport development program in Poland that is extremely important for the economic growth of the country and the region and, of utmost importance, the security of Europe as a whole. The STH will not be just the largest airport in this part of Europe. It is a huge infrastructure project on an incredible scale that will quickly and efficiently integrate air, rail, and road transportation.

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Patriot Express returns to Mildenhall

When Eastern Airlines Boeing 767-336ER, N705KW (c/n 24342), touched down at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk on September 20 it marked the restart of a service after a hiatus lasting almost two decades.

Second Bangladesh C295W delivered

A second C295W has been delivered to the Bangladesh Army Aviation Group.

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1./JG 53 – The Luftwaffe’s ‘Ace of Spades’

Nine Messerschmitt Bf 109E-equipped Jagdgeschwaders would take part in the Battle of Britain, each of which was made up of nine staffels. Chris Goss relates the story of one of these – 1 Staffel/Jagdgeschwader 53...

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How huge A380 sections travelled to Toulouse… by road

Before production ended last year, twice a month a truly remarkable, yet largely unseen, event took place in the countryside of southwestern France. Six sections of the Airbus A380 super jumbo were driven 150 miles (240km) from Langon, south of Bordeaux, to the final assembly line in Toulouse. In the July 2017 issues of Airliner World, Martyn Cartledge joined the convoy to see how the operation ran.

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Why a second-hand A380 is an extremely hard sell

Now production has ended, the secondary market for the Airbus A380 is struggling to take off. In a special publication released in 2020, Mark Broadbent considered the opportunities and obstacles and asked whether this was a feasible option

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Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam airline alliance

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will join global airline alliance SkyTeam, becoming its sole UK member.

Microsoft Flight Simulator touches down in Vestmannaeyjar

Scenery developer, MM Simulations has announced Vestmannaeyjar Airport) for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Boulton Paul Defiant: Its early success in 1940

Before the Luftwaffe discovered its weak points, the Boulton Paul Defiant gave a good account of itself. Graham Pitchfork profiles two crews that had impressive success in the turret fighter…

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The USS Kearsarge amphibious group visits Northern Europe

As Finland settles into joining NATO, Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the USS Kearsarge amphibious group visit to the Northern European country, and other exercises that took place this summer