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LOT 787s – Europe’s first Dreamliners

LOT Polish Airlines was the first European operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In the June 2015 issue of Aviation News, Marco Finelli reported on the carrier’s Dreamliner operations and sampled flying on the airliner

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Poland conducts highway landing ops for first time in two decades

For the first time in 20 years, the Polish Air Force has conducted landings and take-offs using a public road. Bartosz Głowacki reports on the action from beside the highway airstrip

F-15EX eyed as solution for Poland’s air dominance requirements

In light of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia War and in line with its newly inflated defence budget, Poland is actively evaluating the purchase of a fleet of F-15EX Eagle IIs through the US DOD’s Foreign Military Sales programme to meet its requirement for a new air dominance fighter, according to Boeing

Polish Navy welcomes delivery of first AW101 Merlin

The Polish Navy welcomed the delivery of its initial AW101 Merlin multi-role maritime helicopter on August 7, just over two years after the first of four examples for Poland completed its maiden flight at Leonardo Helicopters’ facility in Yeovil, Somerset, on July 19, 2021

Poland buys Hellfire missiles to arm future AW149, AH-64E fleets

Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak announced on May 30 that the nation has signed a deal with the US government to buy AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to equip its future Leonardo Helicopters AW149 and Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter fleets

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Why has Poland ordered the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle?

Jon Lake looks at Korean Aerospace Industries T-50 Golden Eagle and its many derivatives. It has been very popular in recent years with Asian customers, but the programme recently received a big boost when Poland ordered 48.

F-22 Raptors arrive in Europe

US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptors have once more deployed to Europe.

Poland and Slovakia to transfer MiG-29 fleets to Ukraine

In a significant move to support Kyiv’s ongoing battle against invading Russian forces, Poland and Slovakia have pledged to donate their Soviet-era Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters to Ukraine in the coming days

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KAI unveils first FA-50 for Polish Air Force

Korea Aerospace Industries has published images of the first FA-50 Fighting Eagle light combat aircraft to be rolled out sporting the colours of the Polish Air Force, which is set to receive 48 examples of the type in the near future

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AFSOC’s secretive CN-235 supports Biden’s visit to Europe

US Air Force Special Operations Command’s sole CASA CN-235M-100 was one of the many aircraft to journey to Eastern Europe to during the past week to support US President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, and his pre-planned meeting with other NATO leaders in Warsaw, Poland